GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
St. Francis Xavier Church
4715 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Email: See website (Meet Us: Staff)
History: St. Francis Xavier Church, Phoenix, Arizona, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Phoenix (Archives: Phoenix, Arizona). Jesuits (California Province) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) at St. Francis Xavier attended to the following Native American mission and station in the Phoenix area.
1930-1946 (transferred to Queen of Peace, Mesa)
St. Francis of Assisi Mission (Pima), Scottsdale/ Salt River, Salt River Reservation
Phoenix Government Indian Grade School and High School (e.g. Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Tohono O’odham), Phoenix
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1930-1969
Volume: Several entries within many volumes
Description: Sacramental records Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Mission and students at the Phoenix Government Indian School.
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.