GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Catholic Church. Diocese of Honolulu. Archives
1184 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813-2858
History: Erected for Hawaii, 1941, the Diocese of Honolulu succeeded the Prefecture-Apostolic for the Hawaiian/ Sandwich Islands, 1826-1844, and the Vicariate-Apostolate for the Hawaiian Islands, 1844-1941. Both jurisdictions were under the leadership of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Some Native Americans resided in the Honolulu area for employment/ service in the fishing industry and the U.S. Armed Forces, 1840s-present. It was estimated that 500 baptized Native American Catholics from various tribes resided within the Honolulu Diocese, 1999.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1843-present
Volume: Some entries
Description: Sacramental records for Native American parishioners of Our Lady of Peace Cathedral, Honolulu, and other parishes. For records at Pearl Harbor Naval Station, Honolulu, see the entry for Archdiocese for the Military Services, Washington, District of Columbia.
Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.