GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Louisiana: LA-6

Immaculate Conception Church
3041 Chitamacha Trail
Charenton, LA 70523

Phone: 337-923-7781

 

History: Immaculate Conception Church, Charenton, Chitamacha Reservation, Louisiana, has been a predominantly Native American (Chitamacha) parish in the Diocese of Lafayette (Archives: Lafayette, Louisiana).

1844-1918

New Orleans arch/diocesan priests established and administered Immaculate Conception/ St. Mary Church (Chitamacha), Charenton

1918-present

Lafayette diocesan priests have administered Immaculate Conception

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:      

Inclusive dates: 1844-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes

Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church.

 

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.

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