GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Colorado: CO-12

Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity. Sacred Heart Province. Archives
2851 West Fifty-Second Avenue
Denver, CO 80221

Phone: 303-458-6270
Email: See website

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: Established, 1939, the Sacred Heart Province succeeded the Holy Name Province (Stella Niagara, New York) in South Dakota where it staffed or assisted in the following missions, schools, and ministries among American Indians:

1939-1972

Red Cloud/ Holy Rosary School (Oglala), Pine Ridge, Pine Ridge Reservation

1939-1972

St. Francis Mission (Brulé), St. Francis, Rosebud Reservation

1972-2006

Red Cloud/ Holy Rosary Mission School (Oglala), Pine Ridge, Pine Ridge Reservation; pastoral ministry

1972-2006

St. Francis Mission (Brulé), St. Francis, Rosebud Reservation; pastoral ministry

1995-1997

Our Lady of the Sioux Church (Oglala), Oglala, Pine Ridge Reservation; pastoral ministry

1981-2010s (closed)

St. Francis Home, Manderson, Pine Ridge Reservation; administered by Sister Geraldine Clifford (Oglala), O.S.F. [Sister of St. Francis]

 

Holdings of Catholic-related records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1888-1976 (Chronicles only)  

Volume: .2 cubic foot (Chronicles only)    

Description: These records were unprocessed when reviewed by a Marquette University archivist and no description was available. However, Marquette had previously microfilmed the house chronicles of the communities at Red Cloud Indian School/ Holy Rosary Mission and St. Francis Mission. These records are described as follows: 

 

/1 House Chronicle/ Kronic, Holy Rosary Mission

Inclusive dates: 1888-1969  

lume: 3 volumes and 1 reel of microfilm 

Description: Life and activities of the sisters among the Oglala Indians at Holy Rosary Missions and the Pine Ridge Reservation; in German to 1930 with English translations.  

 

/2 House Chronicle/ Kronic, St. Francis Mission

Inclusive dates: 1886-1976   

Volume: 9 volumes and 1 reel of microfilm

Description: Life and activities of the sisters among the Brulé Indians at St. Francis Mission and the Rosebud Reservation; in German to 1930 with English translations. 

 

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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