GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Kansas: KS-10

Catholic Church. Diocese of Wichita. Archives
424 North Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202

Phone: 316-269-3900, Extension 108
Email: See website
https://catholicdioceseofwichita.org/archives/archives

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: The Diocese of Wichita was erected, 1887. Its area includes the former Osage Mission, St. Paul, Kansas.

Osage Mission:

1847

Jesuits (Missouri Province, St. Louis, Missouri) established and administered Osage Mission (Osage, Cherokee, Quapaw)

1847-1870 (closed)

Jesuits established and administered the Osage Manual Labor School for Indian Boys and Girls (Osage, Cherokee, Quapaw); in part, Mother Bridge Hayden (1814-1890), S.L., and the Sisters of Loretto (Nerinx, Kentucky) staffed the school

1870

Osage Indians relocated to Indian Territory

1870-1891 (closed)

Jesuits at the mission established and administered St. Francis Institute for Boys (Osage, Cherokee, Quapaw)

1870-1895 (destroyed)

Sisters of Loretto at the mission established and staffed St. Ann Academy for Girls (Osage, Cherokee, Quapaw), which later was destroyed by fire

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1820-1885 

Volume: 7 volumes

Description: Sacramental and sodality records of the Osage Mission that formerly were housed at St. Francis Church, St. Paul, Kansas.

A. “Osage Nation”: baptisms, 1820-1846; marriages, 1830-1847

B. “Osage Mission”: baptisms, 1847-1862; deaths, 1847-1876

C. “Osage Mission-St. Francis Church”: marriages 1847-1875; first communions, 1848-1871; confirmations, 1851-1871; Fraternity of the Holy Scapular, 1855-1876

D. “Osage Mission”: baptisms, 1862-1882

E. “Quapaws and Cherokees”: baptisms (Quapaw), 1847-1880; baptisms (Cherokee), 1867-1885; deaths (Quapaw), 1853-1863; marriages (Quapaw), 1854-1877

F. “Kansas Territory” (includes Natives and non-Natives): baptisms, 18541871; marriages, 1860-1871

G. “Missouri” (includes Natives and non-Natives): baptisms, 1859-1871; marriages, 1858-1869

 

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.

New1984/rev2003-2018

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Marquette Archives