GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
National Anthropological Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746
Metro stop: Suitland
Hours: See website
Access: By appointment only
Copy facilities: Yes
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1862-1975, undated
Volume: Less than 1%
Description: Field notes, publications in indigenous languages (e.g. hymnals, newspapers, prayers, sermons), sound recordings in indigenous languages (songs), and still photography/ video pertaining to missions and schools. Search "seris.si.edu." 7 notable collections found:
/1 Cooper, Father John M. (1881-1949) Notes
Inclusive dated: Undated
Volume: 16 linear feet
Description: Siksika [Blackfeet] and Atsina [Gros Ventre], Montana; Navajo; Ojibwa [Chippewa]; and others.
/2 Hilger (1891-1977), Sister Innez M., O.S.B., Papers
Inclusive dates: 1931-1971
Volume: 18.5 linear feet
Description: Field notes from Minnesota Ojibwa [Chippewa] and among other tribes in the United States and beyond.
/3 Hilger (1891-1977), Sister Innez M., O.S.B., Sound Recordings,
Inclusive dates: 1952-1973
Volume: 35 recordings
Description: Songs with notes from Minnesota Ojibwa [Chippewa] and Montana Siksika [Blackfeet].
/4 Hubbard 1888-1962), Rev. Bernard, S.J., Footage
Inclusive dates: 1937-1938
Volume: 30 hours
Description: Silent black and white video of Eskimo, King Island, Alaska.
/5 Sermon on the Passion of Jesus Christ, NAA MS 3124
Inclusive dates: 1862
Volume: 8 pages
Description: In Mohawk from Kanawake [Caughnawaga], Canada; John N.B. Hewitt, collector.
/6 Šinasapa Wocekiye Taeyanpaha [Catholic Sioux Herald]
Inclusive dates: 1892-1922
Volume: ca. 1 cubic foot
Dakota-Lakota language Catholic newspaper with reports by Native American catechists based at local Dakota-Lakota missions/ parishes with occasional insert in English; published by the Benedictines, St. Michael Mission, Fort Totten Reservation, North Dakota. Available online, in part; also available in part from Marquette University Special Collections and Archives.
/7 Steltenkamp, Rev. Michael F., S.J., Photographs
Inclusive dates: 1975
Volume: 2 photographic prints
Description: Daughter Lucy and granddaughter of Nicholas Black Elk
Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives.