GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Nebraska: NE-13

St. Augustine Indian Mission
1 Mission Road South
P.O. Box 766
Winnebago, NE 68071

Phone 402-878-2402

 

History: St. Augustine Indian Mission, Winnebago, Winnebago Reservation, Nebraska, has been a predominantly Native American (Winnebago [Ho Chunk], Omaha) parish in the Archdiocese of Omaha (Archives: Omaha, Nebraska).

1908

Rev. John H. Griese, an Omaha diocesan priest, established a residence in Winnebago, Winnebago Reservation, and later served

1908

Joseph LaMere (Winnebago) secured 15 acres for the future mission

1909-present

In collaboration with support from St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (Archives: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania), and the Marquette League (Archives: Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Omaha arch/diocesan priests established and have administered St. Augustine Mission and School (Winnebago, Omaha)

1909-1945

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament staffed the school

1945

Sisters of Notre Dame (Archives: Covington, Kentucky) staffed the school

1945-1957

Lay teachers staffed the school

1957-present

Missionary Benedictine Sisters (Archives: Norfolk, Nebraska) have staffed the school

1982-present

Lay teachers have staffed the school

Omaha arch/diocesan priests at St. Augustine’s attended to a Native American (Omaha) mission and station in Nebraska:

1931-1947

Macy station, Omaha Reservation

1947-present

Our Lady of Fatima Mission, Macy, Omaha Reservation

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: ca. 1909-ongoing

Volume: More than 1 cubic foot

Description: The records at St. Augustine Mission were not arranged according to a classification scheme when reviewed by a Marquette University archivist, 1980. Consequently, the description is by type of record.

 

/1 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1909-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Augustine Mission and its attended mission.

 

/2 Correspondence

Inclusive dates: ca. 1909-ongoing

Volume Unknown

Description: Major correspondents include its pastors/directors, Rev. John H. Griese, Rev. Francis J. Hulsman, Rev. Francis Price, Rev. Richard Whiteing, Rev. Tom Bauwens, Rev. Steven Boes, Rev. David Korth, and the Arch/bishops of Omaha.

 

/3 School records

Inclusive dates: 1909-ongoing

Volume: More than 1 cubic foot

Description: Unknown

 

/4 Financial and statistical reports

Inclusive dates: Unknown-ongoing

Volume: Unknown

Description: Unknown

 

/5 Mission publication

Inclusive dates: .3 cubic foot

Volume: 1945-ongoing

Description: The Trumpet Call; microfilmed by Marquette University Special Collections and Archives, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2008.

 

/6 Photography

Inclusive dates: Unknown

Volume: Unknown

Description: 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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