GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
Museum für Volkerkunde
Neue Burg A-1010
Phone: 43 1 52524-211
Hours: See website
Access: Appointment advised
Copying facilities: Yes
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: Undated [1838?]
Volume: 1 item
Description: Ledger book with several drawings by Ottawa Indians at St. Peter Mission (Ottawa), now Holy Childhood of Jesus Church, Harbor Springs, Michigan.
History: The ledger book is believed to have been made in 1838 when it became part of the ethnographic collection of Bishop Friedrich Résé (John Fréderic Résé), the first Bishop of Detroit. Then, the Leopoldinen-Stiftung im Kaisertume Oesterreich (Leopoldine Society of Vienna) provided substantial funding for evangelization of Native Americans in the diocese. In gratitude, Bishop Résé gave the ethnographic collection to the society’s secretary, Johann Georg Schwarz, and eventually, it was transferred to the Ethnographic Museum.
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.