Volume 3: Western United States
Montana: MT-3

Billings Catholic Schools
215 North Thirty-first Street
Billings, MT 59101
P.O. Box 31158
Billings, MT 59107

Phone: 406-252-0997


History: The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings was erected for Eastern Montana, 1904, which reported 12,000 baptized Native American Catholics, 1999. Within its area the following Catholic schools have served Native American students: 

1882-1898 (closed)

St. Peter School for Boys (Siksika), Miles City/ Fort Shaw

1884-1978, 1978-1985 [government-funded], 1985-present

St. Labre Indian School (Cheyenne, Crow), Ashland, near Northern Cheyenne Reservation  


St. Paul School (Atsina, Assiniboine, Métis), Hays, Fort Belknap Reservation

1887-present (St. Labre School affiliate, 2001-present)

Pretty Eagle Academy/ St. Francis Xavier School (Crow), St. Xavier, Crow Reservation

1892-1898 (1898), 1904-1925 [government-funded], 1925-1933 (closed), 1936-present (St. Labre School affiliate, 2001-present)

St. Charles Borromeo School (Crow), Pryor, Crow Reservation

1949-1972 (closed)

Immaculate Conception School (Assiniboine, Sisseton-Wahpeton), Wolf Point, Fort Peck Reservation

1970-1981 (closed)

Blessed Sacrament School (Cheyenne), Lame Deer, Northern Cheyenne Reservation


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1884-ongoing

Volume: At least .5 cubic foot

Description: School records for Catholic schools serving Native American students; re: correspondence, financial statements, news clippings, quarterly school attendance reports, student transcripts, and statistical reports.

A. Ashland, St. Labre Indian School, 1887-ongoing

B. Hays, St. Paul School, 1887-ongoing

C. Pryor, St. Charles Borromeo School, 1936-ongoing

D. St. Xavier, Pretty Eagle Academy/ St. Francis Xavier School, 1887-ongoing

E. Wolf Point, Immaculate Conception School, 1949?-1973


Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.