GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
North Dakota: ND-19

St. John the Evangelist Church
115 Second Street North
Wahpeton, ND 58075

Phone: 701-642-6982
Email: See Fargo Diocesan website (parish/clergy locator)

 

History: St. John Church, Wahpeton, Sisseton Reservation, North Dakota, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Fargo (Archives: Fargo, North Dakota). Fargo diocesan priests at St. John's attended to the following Native American (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota) mission and school on the Lake Traverse Reservation, North Dakota.

1883-1886

Lake Traverse/ Sisseton Reservation station (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota)

1908-present

Circle of Nations School/ Wahpeton Tribal Indian School/ Wahpeton Government Indian School (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota); school transferred to tribal control, 1993

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1883-1886, 1908-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners on the Lake Traverse/ Sisseton Reservation and students at the Wahpeton Tribal Indian School/ Wahpeton Government Indian School.

 

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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