GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Indiana: IN-18

St. Francis Xavier Basilica Library and Museum
20 Church Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

Phone: 812-882-7016

 

Hours: See website

Access: No restrictions 

Copying facilities: No

 

History: St. Francis Xavier Basilica/ Cathedral/ Church, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish that had some Native American (Illinois, Métis) parishioners in the Diocese of Evansville (Archives: Evansville, Indiana).

1727

Pére Gabriel Guymonneau, S.J. [Jesuits] (Canada Province) (Archives: Montreal, Quebec) established a mission at Fort Vincennes (Illinois, Métis)

1732-1736 (died)

Pére Guymonneau, S.J., established and administered St. Francis Xavier Church (Illinois, Métis), Vincennes

1736-1763

Other Jesuits served the parish intermittently

1769-present

Diocesan priests (formerly Vincennes, now Evansville) succeeded the Jesuits in administering the parish

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1749-1860s

Volume: Several entries among .5 cubic foot 

Description: Sacramental records for Native American parishioners of St. Francis Xavier Church, Vincennes.  

 

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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