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

Benedictine Sisters. Immaculate Conception Monastery. Archives
802 East Tenth Street
Ferdinand, IN 47532

Phone: 812-367-1411
Email: sisters@thedome.org

 

Hours: By appointment only

Access: No restrictions 

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: Founded by St. Benedict in 5th century Italy, the Benedictine Sisters have self-identified with the post-nominal initials, “O.S.B.” The independent North American houses of Benedictine Sisters established the Federation of St. Gertrude the Great (Archives: Yankton, South Dakota), 1922, as a general community, which included five houses engaged in Native American ministry. Benedictine Sisters founded Immaculate Conception Monastery, Ferdinand, Indiana, 1867. They had taught at the following Catholic schools, which served Native American students in North Dakota.

1878-1882

Standing Rock Reservation Schools (Hunkpapa Lakota), North Dakota/ Dakota Territory

1933-1963 (transferred to Queen of Peace Monastery, Belcourt)

St. Ann School (Métis, Ojibwa), Belcourt, Turtle Mountain Reservation, North Dakota   

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1930s-1950s

Volume: .1 cubic foot

Description: The series "Belcourt, North Dakota, St. Ann Mission, Queen of Peace Convent, North Dakota" includes:

1. Lists of religious sisters from the community who served the mission, 1878-1963, 1 folder

2. Photographs, 1930s-1950s, 50 prints; re: St. Ann Mission and School, Belcourt, North Dakota

 

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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