GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
Italy: IT-1

Capuchins. Curia Generalis
Via Piemonte 70
00187 Roma, Italia

 

History: Pope Leo X recognized the Capuchins as a distinct Franciscan branch, 1517, who self-identify with the post-nominal initials, “O.F.M. Cap.” They evangelized Native Americans in New France (present-day Alabama and Louisiana), 17-18th centuries, and in the United States, they made their first foundation, 1857. The following U.S. provinces have evangelized Native Americans. For more information, see the guide entries on the province archives.

1857-present

St. Joseph Province (Archives: Detroit, Michigan): Kansas, Michigan, Montana

1893-1979 (succeeded by Our Lady of Angels Province)

Irish Province (Archives: Dublin, Ireland): California, Oregon

1979-present

Our Lady of Angels Province (Archives: Burlingame, California): California

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States: Unknown.

 

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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