GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Arizona: AZ-16

St. John the Baptist Church
21 St. Anselm Road
P.O. Box 48
Houck, AZ 86506

Phone: 650-605-5508

 

History: St. John the Baptist Church, Houck, Arizona, has been a predominantly Native American (Navajo) parish in the Navajo Nation and in the Diocese of Gallup (Archives: Gallup, New Mexico).

1927-1939

Franciscans (St. John the Baptist Province) (Archives: Cincinnati, Ohio/ archives bulk: At. Michaels, Arizona, and Tucson, Arizona) at St. Michael’s, St. Michaels, established and attended St. John the Evangelist/ Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha/ Tegawitha Mission (Navajo), Navajo Reservation

1934-1964 (closed)

 

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People (Archives: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania) established and staffed St. John the Evangelist/ Kateri Tekakwitha School (Navajo)

1939-1985

Became a parish; Franciscans have administered St. John the Evangelist Church  

1985-2010s

Franciscans (Our Lady of Guadalupe Province) (Archives: St. Michaels, Arizona) administered St. John the Evangelist Church  

2010s-present

Gallup diocesan priests have administered St. John the Evangelist Church

2010s-present

Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (Archives: Los Altos Hills, California) have assisted as “Parish Life Coordinator”

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1927-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes 

Description: Sacramental (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) and school records for Native American parishioners of St. John the Evangelist Church/ Tekakwitha 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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