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

Sacred Heart Church
47943 Abbey Road
Konawa, OK 74849

Phone: 580-925-2145
Email: See website (parish finder)
https://archokc.org/

 

History: Sacred Heart Church has been a predominantly a non-Native American parish in the Arch/Diocese of Oklahoma City. It had some Potawatomi Indian parishioners, 1877-1940s.

1877-1940s (no longer Native)

Benedictines (now St. Gregory’s Abbey, Shawnee, Oklahoma) established and administered Sacred Heart Church/Mission (Potawatomi), Konawa/ Sacred Heart

1877-1880 (closed)

Benedictines established Sacred Heart Day School (Potawatomi)

1880-1926 (no longer Native)

Benedictines established St. Benedict Industrial School (e.g. Potawatomi, Cherokee, Choctaw)

After 1880-1915

St. Benedict Industrial School included high school and college levels

1880-1884

Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (New Orleans, Louisiana) established St. Mary Academy (e.g. Potawatomi, Cherokee, Choctaw), a boarding school for Indian girls  

1884-1946 (closed)

Sisters of Mercy (now Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) staffed St. Mary Academy

1901

Fire destroyed the church and schools, which were rebuilt and reopened later that same year

Benedictines from Sacred Heart have attended the following missions and stations among Native Americans:      

1877-1887 (transferred to St. Joseph's, Krebs

Eufala station (Creek)

1877-1887 (transferred to St. Joseph's, Krebs

Fort Gibson station (Cherokee)

1877-1887 (transferred to St. Joseph's, Krebs

Muskogee station (Creek)

1877-1887 (transferred to St. Joseph's, Krebs)

South Canadian River station (Creek, Choctaw)

1877-1887 (transferred to St. Joseph's, Krebs)

Tahlequah station (Cherokee)

1877-1887 (transferred to St. Joseph's, Krebs)

Vinita station (Cherokee)

1877-1888 (transferred to St. Elizabeth's, Purcell)

Fort Sill station (Apache, Comanche)

1877-1888 (transferred to St. Elizabeth's, Purcell)

Cantonment station (Arapaho)

1877-1888 (transferred to St. Elizabeth's, Purcell)

Caddo Indians station

1877-1888 (transferred to St. Elizabeth's, Purcell)

Fort Reno station (Cheyenne)

1877-1888 (transferred to St. Elizabeth's, Purcell)

Darlington station (Cheyenne)

1877-1888 (transferred to St. Elizabeth's, Purcell)

Paul's Valley station (Choctaw, Chickasaw)

1877-1888 (transferred to St. Elizabeth's, Purcell)

Wynnewood station (Choctaw, Chickasaw)

1877-1888 (transferred to St. Elizabeth's, Purcell)

Washita station (Choctaw, Chickasaw)

1877-1888 (transferred to St. Elizabeth's, Purcell)

Washita station (Choctaw, Chickasaw)

1877-1888 (transferred to St. Elizabeth's, Purcell)

Erin Springs station (Choctaw, Chickasaw)

1877-1888 (transferred to St. Elizabeth's, Purcell)

White Bead Hills station (Choctaw, Chickasaw)

1877-1888 (transferred to St. Elizabeth's, Purcell)

Anadarko station (Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Caddo, Wichita, Delaware)

1877-1888 (closed)

Silver City station (Chickasaw)

1877-1889 (transferred to St. Joseph's, Oklahoma City)

Iowa Reservation station (Iowa)

1877-1889 (transferred to St. Joseph's, Oklahoma City)

Kickapoo Reservation station (Kickapoo)

1877-ca. 1890 (closed)

Seminole station (Seminole)

1877-1896 (closed)

Oberlin station (Potawatomi)

1877-1896 (transferred to St. Benedict's, Shawnee)

Sac and Fox Reservation station (Sac and Fox)

1877-1896 (transferred to St. Benedict's, Shawnee)

Shawnee Reservation station (Shawnee)

1891-1893 (became a mission)

Tecumseh station (Shawnee)

1893-1898 (transferred to St. Benedict's, Shawnee)

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Mission (Shawnee), Tecumseh

1896-1897 (became a mission)

Wanette station (Potawatomi)

1896-1908 (transferred to Our Lady of Grace, Wanette)

St. Gregory's Mission (Potawatomi), Eason

1897-1908 (became a parish)

Our Lady of Grace Mission (Potawatomi), Wanette

1906-1911 (transferred to St. Benedict's, Shawnee)

Wewoka station (Seminole)

1954-present

St. Mary's/ Our Lady of Grace Mission (Potawatomi), Wanette

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1875-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for the Native American parishioners of Sacred Heart Church and its attended missions and stations.

 

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/rev2003-2018

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


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