GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-20

St. John the Evangelist Church
300 East Washington Street
McAlester, OK 74501
P.O. Box 220
McAlester, OK 74502

Phone: 918-423-0810
Email: stjohnmcalester@yahoo.com

 

History: St. John Church, McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Tulsa (Archives: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma). Oklahoma City and Tulsa diocesan priests at St. John’s attended to the following Native American missions and stations in Oklahoma.

1888-1889 (transferred to Quapaw Agency)

Peoria Reservation station, Ottawa County

1888-1889 (transferred to Quapaw Agency)

Seneca Reservation station, Delaware and Ottawa Counties

1888-1889 (transferred to Quapaw Agency)

Wyandot Reservation station, Ottawa County

1888-1889 (became a parish)

Quapaw Reservation station, Ottawa County

1888-1891 (became a mission)

Muskogee station (Creek), Muskogee County, Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations

1888-1892 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

Eufala station (Creek), McIntosh County, Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations

1888-1892 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

Fort Gibson station (Cherokee), Cherokee County, Cherokee Nation

1888-1892 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

Tahlequah station (Cherokee), Cherokee County, Cherokee Nation

1888-1892 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

Vinita station (Cherokee), Craig County, Cherokee Nation

1888-1892 (closed)

South Canadian River station (Creek, Choctaw), Canadian County

1889-1892 (closed)

Choctaw Reservation station (Choctaw), Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, Pittsburg, and Pushmataha Counties, Choctaw Nation

1890-1892 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

Quapaw Reservation station, Ottawa County

 

1890-1892 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

Seneca Reservation station, Delaware and Ottawa Counties

1890-1892 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

Wyandot Reservation station, Ottawa County

1890-1892 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

Peoria Reservation station, Ottawa County

 

1890-1892 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

Ottawa Reservation station, Ottawa County

 

1891-1892 (became a parish)

Assumption Mission (Creek), Muskogee County, Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations

1977-present

St. Edward Mission (Choctaw), Pittsburg, Pittsburg County, Choctaw Nation     

         

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1888-1892, 1977-ongoing

Volume: 2 volumes

Description: Sacramental records for the Indian missions and stations attended from St. John the Evangelist 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. 

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