GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
New York: NY-7

Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine
136 Shrine Road Suite 2
Fultonville, NY 12072

Phone: 518-630-9922

 

Hours: See website

Access: Restrictions apply

Copying facilities: Unknown

 

History: Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine, Fultonville, Montgomery County, New York, has been a shrine and pilgrimage destination in the Diocese of Albany (Archives: Albany, New York).

1884

Jesuits (New York Province) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) founded Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine, Fultonville/ Auriesville, on the presumptive 17th century site of Ossernenon, a Mohawk town where three Jesuits, St. Isaac Jogues, S.J., René Goupil, S.J., and John Lalande, S.J., were martyred, 1642-1646, and St. Kateri Tekakwitha (Algonquin-Mohawk) was born, 1656

1884-1930

The U.S. bishops nominated the Jesuit martyrs for canonization; they were canonized in 1930 with the U.S. vice postulator maintaining his office at the Martyrs Shrine

1884-2012

The U.S. bishops nominated Kateri Tekakwitha for canonization; she was canonized in 2012 with the U.S. vice postulator maintaining his office first at the Martyrs and then at the Black and Indian Missions Office (Washington, D.C.)

1884-2015

The Jesuits administered the Martyrs Shrine

2015-present

The Diocese of Albany took control

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1880s-ongoing

Volume: At least 10 cubic feet

Description: Administrative files and newsletters regarding Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine and its pilgrimages.

 

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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