GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
Mexico: MX-8

Iglesia Católica. Arquidiócesis de Morelia
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Morelia
Costado Catedral, Frente Avenida Madero Pte. s/n, Apartado 17
C.P. 58000 Morelia, Michoacán, México

Teléfono: 52 4 312 0523
Teléfono: 52 4 312 3738

 

History: The Diocese of Michoacán was erected, 1536; elevated to the Archdiocese of Michoacán, 1863; and renamed the Archdiocese of Morelia, 1924. Morelia and its predecessors administered these Native American missions in present-day Louisiana and Texas:   

1690-1692 (closed)

Santísimo Nombre de María Mission (Caddo), Augusta, Texas

1690-1794 (closed) (Morelia, 1731-1777)

San Francisco de la Espada/ San Francisco de los Neches/ Nuestro Padre San Francisco de los Tejas/ San Francisco de los Tejas Mission (Caddo, Coahuiltecan), San Antonio/ Austin/ Alto/ Bowles Creek/ Augusta, Texas

1700-1793 (secularized) (Morelia, 1700-1777)

San Antonio de Valero [El Alamo]/ San José/ San Francisco Solano/ San Ildefonso Mission (Coahuiltecan), San Antonio, Texas/ San José/ Guerrero/ Zaragosa, Coahuila, Mexico

1716-1719 (closed) (Morelia, 1731-1719)

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches Mission (Caddo), Nacogdoches, Texas

1717-1773 (closed) (Morelia, 1731-1773)

Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de los Ais Mission (Caddo) San Augustine, Texas

1716-1794 (closed) (Morelia, 1716-1777)

Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hainais Mission (Caddo, Coahuiltecan), San Antonio/ Douglas, Texas

1716-1794 (no longer Native) (Morelia, 1716-1777)

San Juan Capistrano/ San José de los Nazonis Mission (Caddo, Coahuiltecan), San Antonio/ Austin/ Cushing, Texas

1717-1773 (closed) (Morelia, 1717-1777)

San Miguel de Linares de los Adaes Mission (Caddo), Robeline, Louisiana

1720-1824 (closed) (Morelia, 1720-1777)

San José y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission (Apache, Caddo, Coahuiltecan, Karankawa), San Antonio, Texas

1721-1773 (closed) (Morelia, 1721-1777)

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches Mission (Caddo), Nacogdoches, Texas

1722-1830 (closed) (Morelia, 1722-1777)

Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zúñiga [La Bahía] Mission (Karankawa), Mission Valley/ Matagorda Bay, Texas

1722-1726 (closed) (Morelia, 1722-1726)

San Francisco Xavier de Náxara Mission (Coahuiltecan), San Antonio, Texas

1731-1819 (no longer Native) (Morelia, 1731-1777)

Purisima Concepcion/ Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña/ Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hainais Mission (Coahuiltecan), San Antonio/ Douglas, Texas

1731-1819 (no longer Native) (Morelia, 1731-1777)

Mission Purisima Concepcion/ Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña/ Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hainais (Coahuiltecan), San Antonio/ Douglas, Texas

1748-1756 (closed) (Morelia, 1748-1756)

San Francisco Xavier de Horcasitas Mission (Caddo, Coahuiltecan, Tonkawa), Rockdale, Texas

1748-1756 (closed) (Morelia, 1748-1756)

San Ildefonso Mission (Caddo, Tonkawa), Rockdale, Texas

1749-1755 (closed) (Morelia, 1749-1755)

Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria Mission (Caddo, Karankawa, Tonkawa), Rockdale, Texas

1754-1781, 1789-1807 (closed) (Morelia, 1754-1777)

Nuestra Señora del Rosario Mission (Karankawa), Goliad County, Texas

1756-1772 (closed)

(Morelia, 1731-1777)

Nuestra Señora de la Luz [El Orcoquisac] Mission (Karankawa), Wallisville, Texas

1756 (Morelia, 1756)

San Agustín de Ahumada Presidio (Karankawa), Lower Neches and Trinity Rivers, Texas

1756-1758 (closed)

(Morelia, 1756-1758)

San Francisco Xavier Mission (Coahuiltecan, Karankawa, Tonkawa), Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, Texas

1757-1758 (closed)

(Morelia, 1757-1758)

San Saba de la Santa Cruz Mission (Apache), Menard, Texas

1762-1770 (closed)

(Morelia, 1762-1770)

San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz Mission (Apache), Camp Wood, Texas

1731-1771 (closed)

(Morelia, 1731-1771)

Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria del Cañón Mission (Apache), Montell, Texas

 

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

 

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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