GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Louisiana: LA-26

Catholic Church. Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. Archives
205 Audubon Avenue
Thibodaux, LA 70301

Phone: 985-446-2383
Email: See website

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux was erected for central Louisiana from territory in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1977. Within that area, Houma-Thibodaux and its predecessors have administered the following parishes serving Native Americans:

1864-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (e.g. Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma), Montegut/ Bayou Terrebonne

1873-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

Our Lady of the Rosary Church (e.g. Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma), Larose/ Bayou Lafourche

1890s-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

St. Eloi Church (e.g. Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma), Theriot/ Bayou du Large

1908-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

St. Ann Church (e.g. Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma), Bourg

1915-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church (e.g. Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma), Golden Meadow

1915-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

Sacred Heart Church (e.g. Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma), Cut Off

1915-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

St. Bridget Church (e.g. Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma), Schreiber/ Terrebonne Station

1952-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

Holy Family Church (e.g. Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma), Dulac/ Grand Caillou

1963-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

Maria Immaculata Church (e.g. Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma), Houma

1970-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Student Center (e.g. Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma), Thibodaux

1971-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

St. Charles Borromeo Church (e.g. Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma, Pointe-aux-Chênes), Montegut/ Pointe-aux-Chênes

Unknown-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

Annunziata Church (e.g. Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma), Houma

Unknown-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church (e.g. Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma), Houma

Unknown-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

St. Louis Church (e.g. Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma), Houma/ Bayou Blue

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1864-ongoing

Volume: More than 1 cubic foot anticipated

Description: 4 series with records.

 

/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates: By 1900-ongoing

Volume: At least 14 folders

Description: Correspondence, notes, clippings, and photographs

A. Bourg, St. Ann Church, 1908-ongoing

B. Cut Off, Sacred Heart Church, 1915-ongoing

C. Dulac/ Grand Caillou, Holy Family Church, 1952-ongoing

D. Golden Meadow, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, 1915-ongoing

E. Houma, Annunziata Church, unknown-ongoing

F. Houma, Maria Immaculata Church, 1963-ongoing

G. Houma, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, unknown-ongoing

H. Houma/ Bayou Blue, St. Louis Church, unknown-ongoing

I. Larose/ Bayou Lafourche, Our Lady of the Rosary, 1873-ongoing

J. Montegut, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1864-ongoing

K. Montegut/ Pointe-aux-Chênes, St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1971-ongoing

L. Schreiber/ Terrebonne Station, St. Bridget Church, 1915-ongoing

M. Theriot/ Bayou du Large, St. Eloi Church, 1890s-ongoing

N. Thibodaux, St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Student Center, 1968/1970-ongoing

 

/2 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1864-ongoing

Volume: Several reels of microfilm plus electronic records

Description: Sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, burials) for 4 parishes; pre-1950 records were microfilmed and post-1900 records are being entered into electronic databases.

A. Bourg, St. Ann Church, 1908-ongoing

B. Cut Off, Sacred Heart Church, 1915-ongoing

C. Dulac/ Grand Caillou, Holy Family Church, 1952-ongoing

D. Golden Meadow, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, 1915-ongoing

E. Houma, Annunziata Church, unknown-ongoing

F. Houma, Maria Immaculata Church, 1963-ongoing

G. Houma, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, unknown-ongoing

H. Houma/ Bayou Blue, St. Louis Church, unknown-ongoing

I. Larose/ Bayou Lafourche, Our Lady of the Rosary, 1873-ongoing

J. Montegut, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1864-ongoing

K. Montegut/ Pointe-aux-Chênes, St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1971-ongoing

L.Schreiber/ Terrebonne Station, St. Bridget Church, 1915-ongoing

M. Theriot/ Bayou du Large, St. Eloi Church, 1890s-ongoing

N. Thibodaux, St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Student Center, 1970-ongoing

 

/3 Personnel files

Inclusive dates: 1960s-ongoing

Volume: Several files

Description: Clergy and religious who served Native American parishes; includes Rev. Roch Naquin (Houma), ordained 1962.

 

/4 Diocesan News

Inclusive dates: Unknown-ongoing

Volume: Occasional articles

Description: The diocesan news has been archived online, 2016-present.

 

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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