GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
North Dakota: ND-17

St. John the Baptist Church
107 St. Ann Street Southeast
P.O. Box 170
St. John, ND 58369

Phone: 701-477-3081
Email: stbens@utma.com

 

History: St. John the Baptist Church, St. John, Turtle Mountain Reservation, North Dakota, has been a predominantly Native American (Ojibwa, Métis) parish in the Diocese of Fargo (Archives: Fargo, North Dakota).

1882-1897

Sioux Falls diocesan/ Dakota vicariate priests established and administered St. John the Baptist Church (Métis, Ojibwa)

 1897-2000s

Fargo/Jamestown diocesan priests administered St. John's

1884-1891 (closed)

Fargo diocesan priests established and administered St. John's Day School (Métis, Ojibwa)

2000s-present

The Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (Archives: Corpus Christi, Texas) has administered St. John’s

Fargo diocesan priests and the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity at St. John's have attended to the following Native American (Ojibwa, Métis) missions and stations in Rolette County, North Dakota.

1882-1887

Belcourt station; priest resided at Belcourt

1891-1894 (became a mission)

Rolla station

1894-1939 (became a parish)

St. Joachim Mission, Rolla

2000s-present

St. Benedict Mission, Turtle Mountain Reservation

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1882-ongoing

Volume: At least 1.5 cubic feet

Description: The records at St. John the Baptist Church were not organized according to a classification scheme when reviewed by a Marquette University archivist, 1980. Consequently, this description is by record type.

 

/1 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1882-ongoing

Volume: At least 17 volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, funerals) for Native American parishioners.

 

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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