GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Louisiana: LA-20

St. Charles Borromeo Church
1237 Highway 665
P.O. Box 54
Montegut, LA 70377

Phone: 985-594-6801
Email: stcharleschurchpac@htdiocese.org

 

History: St. Charles Borromeo Church, Montegut [Pointe-aux-Chênes], Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, has been a predominantly Native American (Houma, Pointe-aux-Chênes) parish in the Diocese of Houman-Thibodaux (Archives: Thibodaux, Louisiana). Some local Houma Indians formed a break-away Pointe-aux-Chênes Tribe, 1993.

Before 1900

Chitamacha, Choctaw and Houma Indians intermarried and settled in Terrebonne Parish

1924-1960

New Orleans archdiocesan priests at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Montegut, attended Pointe-aux-Chênes/ Oak Point station

1960-1971

New Orleans archdiocesan priests at Sacred Heart, Montegut, attended St. Charles Borromeo Mission, Pointe-aux-Chênes

1971-1977

Became a parish; New Orleans archdiocesan priests founded and administered St. Charles Borromeo Church (Pointe-aux-Chênes/ Houma), Montegut/ Pointe-aux-Chênes

1977-present

Houma-Thibodaux diocesan priests have administered St. Charles

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1971-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Charles Borromeo Church.

 

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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