GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
New York: NY-27
St. Lucy Church
432 Gifford Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Email: See website
History: St. Lucy Church, Syracuse, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Syracuse (Archives: Syracuse, New York). The parish has had some Native American parishioners (e.g. Mohawk), 1950s-present, who founded and have maintained an active St. Kateri Tekakwitha Committee, 1979-present (Tekakwitha Conference chapter). Initially, the committee organized to support St. Kateri’s canonization cause, which concluded in 2012.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1950s-ongoing
Volume: Few records among several volumes
Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Lucy 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.