GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
North Carolina: NC-3

St. Joseph Church 
316 Main Street
P.O. Box 727
Bryson, NC 28713

Phone: 828-488-6766

 

History: St. Joseph Church, Bryson, Swain County, North Carolina, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Charlotte (Archives: Charlotte, North Carolina).

1960s-1971

Raleigh diocesan priests at St. Joseph's founded and attended to Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission (Cherokee, Maya), Cherokee, Quallah Reservation, North Carolina

1971-present

Charlotte diocesan priests at St. Joseph’s have attended to Our Lady of Guadalupe

1980s-present

Glenmary Home Missioners (Archives: Cincinnati, Ohio) have assisted in attending to Our Lady of Guadalupe

1980s-present

Sisters of St. Francis (Archives: Tiffin, Ohio) have assisted in attending to Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1960s-ongoing

Volume: Few volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission.

 

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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