GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Minnesota: MN-34

White Earth Catholic Community
1112 Third Street
Wauben, MN 56589 (physical address)
P.O. Box 57
Ogema, MN 56569 (postal address)

Phone: 218-473-2101
Email: 1112sta@arvig.net
https://www.whiteearthcatholiccommunity.com/

 

St. Ann Church, Waubun, and St. Anne Church, Naytahwaush, have been predominantly Ojibwa Indian parishes in the Crookston Diocese administered by first Benedictines, 1891-1980, and then Oblates of Mary Immaculate, 1980-present.

History of St. Anne Church, Naytahwaush:

1891-1900

Benedictines (St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota) from St. Benedict’s, White Earth, attended Naytahwaush/ Twin Lakes station (Ojibwa)

1900-1918

Benedictines from St. Joseph's, Beaulieu, attended Naytahwaush/ Twin Lakes station

1918-1926

Benedictines from St. Theodore’s, Ponsford, established and attended St. Anne Mission (Ojibwa)

1926-1934

Benedictines from St. Catherine’s, Cass Lake, attended St. Anne’s

1934

Benedictines from Immaculate Conception, Red Lake, attended St. Anne’s

1934-1939

Benedictines from St. Michael's, Mahnomen, attended St. Anne’s

1939-1950

Benedictines from St. Joseph's, Beaulieu, attended St. Anne’s

1950-1976

Benedictines administered St. Anne Mission

1976-1979

Benedictines from St. Joseph's, Beaulieu, attended St. Anne’s

1979-1980

Became a parish; Benedictines administered St. Anne Church  

1980-present

Oblates of Mary Immaculate administered St. Anne's

Benedictines from St. Anne's attended the following Ojibwa Indian missions and stations:

1950-1958 (closed)

Daigles Mill station

1950-1958 (closed)

Wild Rice Reserve station

1950-1959 (transferred to St. Michael's, Mahnomen)

St. Agnes Mission, Island Lake

1950-1976 (transferred to St. Benedict's, White Earth)

St. Francis Cabrini Mission, Big Elbow Lake 1958-1968 Rodwell Nursing Home

1979-1980

St. Francis Cabrini Mission, Big Elbow Lake

Oblates of Mary Immaculate from St. Anne's have attended St. Francis Cabrini Mission, Big Elbow Lake, 1980-present.

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1915-ongoing

Volume: At least .5 cubic foot

Description: Sacramental records; see also Most Holy Redeemer Church, Ogema, Minnesota

 

/1 St. Anne's, Naytahwaush, and its attended Indian missions and stations,

Inclusive dates: 1934-ongoing

Volume: At least 3 volumes

Description: Records from 1934-1950, when St. Anne's Mission was administered by Benedictines from Mahnomen and Beaulieu, have been kept at St. Anne's; baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1934-ongoing; first communions, 1935-ongoing; confirmations, 1939-ongoing.

 

/2 St. Ann’s, Waubun

Inclusive dates: 1915-ongoing

Volume: At least .3 cubic foot

Description: All sacramental records have been kept at St. Anne’s

 

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.

New1984/rev2003-2018

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


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