GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
North Dakota: ND-12

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
143 Hayden Street (physical address)
P.O. Box 151 (postal address)
Pembina, ND 58271

Phone: 701-825-6266
Email: See Diocese of Fargo website (parish clergy locator)

 

History: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Pembina, and its predecessors, had some Métis and Ojibwa Indians parishioners, 1818-1870s.

1818-1823 (closed)

Sainte Boniface archdiocesan priests (Manitoba, Canada) established and administered St. Francis Xavier School (Ojibwa, Métis), Pembina

1821-1823 (closed)

Sainte Boniface archdiocesan priests (Manitoba, Canada) established and administered St. Francis Xavier Mission (Ojibwa, Métis), Pembina

1831-1838

Rev. Georges Antoine Belcourt evangelized Indians and Métis between Lake Traverse, South Dakota and Pembina, North Dakota

1848-1859

Rev. Belcourt established and administered Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and School (Ojibwa, Métis), Pembina

1848-1859

Sisters of the Propagation of the Faith administered Assumption School and then disbanded

1853-1870s (no longer Native)

St. Joseph Mission and School (Ojibwa, Métis) was established at Pembina

1861-1870s (no longer Native)

Oblates of Mary Immaculate (now Manitoba Province, Sainte-Boniface, Manitoba, Canada) administered Assumption Church and St. Joseph Mission and School

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1848-1870s

Volume: .1 cubic foot

Description: Sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, and confirmations) for Native parishioners of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and an index to the sacramental records of St. Joseph Church.

 

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/rev2003-2019

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


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