GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
Manitoba, Canada: MB-2

Provincial Archives of Manitoba
130-200 Vaughn Street
Winnipeg MB R3C 1V1 Canada

 

Phone: 204-945-3971
Phone: 204-945-4949 (Hudson Bay Company Archives)
Email: archives@gov.mb.ca

 

Hours: See website

Access: Some restrictions may apply

Copying facilities: Yes

 

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

Inclusive dates: 1820s-1870s

Volume: Less than 1%

Description: 2 collections with records:

 

/1 Grandin Archives, Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Manitoba Province

Inclusive dates: 1861-1870s

Volume: Less than 1 %

Description: Catholic missions in Pembina, North Dakota/ Dakota Territory/ Manitoba Territory [Selkirk Grant] administered by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate of the Sainte-Boniface Mission Vicariate, which preceded the Manitoba Province.

 

History: St. Eugene de Mazenod founded the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in France in 1816. After making their first Canadian foundation in 1841, they erected the Sainte-Boniface Mission Vicariate (Sainte-Boniface, Manitoba Territory) in 1851 for Canada west of the Great Lakes; the Saint Albert Mission Vicariate (Sainte-Albert, Alberta) in 1865 for western Canada; and the Manitoba Province in 1904, which succeeded the Saint-Albert Vicariate. The Oblates of Mary Immaculate of the Manitoba Province and its predecessors administered a Catholic mission and parish in the United States, which served Native Americans:

1861-1870s (no longer Indian) 

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (Ojibwa, Métis) Pembina [Red River Colony-Selkirk Grant], North Dakota/ Dakota Territory/ Manitoba Territory

1861-1870s (no longer Indian)

St. Joseph Mission (Ojibwa, Métis), Pembina [Red River Colony-Selkirk Grant], North Dakota/ Dakota Territory/ Manitoba Territory

 

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

 

/2 Hudson Bay Company Archives

Inclusive dates: 1820s-1848

Volume: Less than 1%

Description: Records of the Hudson Bay Company and the North West Company regarding Catholic missionaries with respect to Native Americans in the Red River Colony [Selkirk Grant] and Oregon Territory. See link to Hudson Bay Company archives.

 

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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