GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
St. Joseph Church
209 North Washington Street
Elton, LA 70532
History: St. Joseph Church, Elton, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish, 1952-present, administered by Lake Charles diocesan priests, 1980-present. An active outreach ministry, 1990s-present, attracted some Koasati [Coushatta] Indian parishioners, 2002-present.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 2002-present
Volume: Few records within volumes
Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Coushatta Indian parishioners of St. Joseph Church, Elton.
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.