GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Arizona: AZ-34

San Carlos Apache Mission
P.O. Box 28
San Carlos, AZ 85550

Phone: 928-475-2210

St. Charles Apache Mission School
335 San Carlos Avenue
P.O. Box 339
San Carlos, AZ 85550

Phone: 928-475-2449
Email: See website (Contact Us)

 

History: San Carlos Apache Mission and St. Charles Apache Mission School, San Carlos, Arizona, and St. Kateri Tekakwitha Mission, Bylas, Arizona, have been predominantly Native American (Apache) parishes and a school on the San Carlos Indian Reservation and in the Diocese of Tucson (Archives: Tucson, Arizona).

1918-present

Franciscans (Santa Barbara Province) (Archives: Santa Barbara, California) established and have administered San Carlos Mission (Apache), San Carlos Reservation

1965-2006

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People (Archives: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania) staffed St. Charles School

2006-2013

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas (Mid-Atlantic Community) (Archives: Belmont, North Carolina) staffed the school, in part

2006-present

Laity have staffed the school

Franciscans from San Carlos have attended St. Kateri Tekakwitha/ Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha/ St. Victor Mission (Apache), Bylas, San Carlos Reservation, 1950-2010s (closed).

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1918-present 

Volume: At least 2 cubic feet

Description: Two series of records:

 

/1 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1918-present 

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of San Carlos Mission, San Carlos, 1918-ongoing, and St. Kateri Tekakwitha/St. Victor Mission, Bylas, 1950-2010s.

 

/1 School records

Inclusive dates: 1965-ongoing 

Volume: At least 1 cubic foot

Description: Student records for Native American students of St. Charles School, San Carlos.

 

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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