GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-21

Sacred Heart Church
2515 North Main Street
Miami, OK 74354

Phone: 918-542-5281
Email: sacredheartmiami@cableone.net
https://www.sacredheartmiami.org/

 

History: Sacred Heart Church has been a predominantly non-Native American parish administered by diocesan priests (Oklahoma City, -1972; Tulsa, 1972-present), which has administered the archival records of the closed, St. Mary of the Quapaws Church, Quapaw, Oklahoma.

1847-1887

Jesuits (Missouri Mission) from Osage Mission, Kansas, attended the Quapaw Indians

1847-1870

Quapaw Indian children attended the Osage Indian Manual Labor School, Osage Mission, Kansas

1887-1888

Wichita diocesan priests from Sacred Heart, Chetopa, Kansas, attended the Quapaw Reservation station (Quapaw)

1888-1889

Benedictines from St. John’s, McAlester, Oklahoma, attended the Quapaw Reservation station

1889-1890

An Oklahoma City diocesan priest from Quapaw Agency, Oklahoma, attended the Quapaw Reservation station

1890-1892

Benedictines from St. John’s, McAlester, Oklahoma, attended the Quapaw Reservation station

1890-1892 (closed)

A lay teacher established and administered St. Ann School, (Quapaw) Paar Creek, Quapaw Reservation, Oklahoma

1892-1893

An Oklahoma City diocesan priest attended the Quapaw Reservation from Assumption Church, Muskogee, Oklahoma

1893-1927 (closed)

Oklahoma City diocesan priests established and administered St. Mary of the Quapaws Church and School

1893-1904

Sisters of St. Joseph (unknown) staffed St. Mary School

1904-1927 (closed)

Sisters of Divine Providence (San Antonio, Texas) staffed St. Mary School

Oklahoma City diocesan priests from St. Mary's attended the following stations and missions among Native Americans:

1889-1890 (transferred to St. John's, McAlester)

Peoria Reservation station (Peoria)

1889-1890 (transferred to St. John's, McAlester)

Ottawa Reservation station (Ottawa)

1889-1890 (transferred to St. John's, McAlester)

Seneca Reservation station (Seneca)

1889-1890 (transferred to St. John's, McAlester) 

Wyandot Reservation station (Wyandotte)

1893-1898 (transferred to Holy Ghost, Vinita) 

Afton station (Cherokee)

1893-1909 (closed)

Leonard Settlement station (Cherokee, Creek)

1893-1927 (closed)

Modoc Reservation station (Modoc)

1893-1927 (closed)

Fairland station (Cherokee)

1893-1927 (closed)

Little Five Miles station (Quapaw)

1893-1900 (became a mission)

Miamitown station (Miami)

1893-1927 (closed)

Peoria Reservation station (Peoria)

1893-1927 (closed)

Wyandot Reservation station (Wyandotte)

1893-1927 (closed)

Seneca Reservation station (Seneca)

1893-1927 (closed)

Shawnee Reservation station (Shawnee)

1893-1927 (closed)

Ottawa Reservation station (Ottawa)

1896-1899 (transferred to Holy Ghost, Vinita)

Welch station (Cherokee)

1896-1904 (closed)

Bluejacks station (Cherokee)

1896-1904 (closed)

Eagle station (Cherokee)

1896-1904 (closed)

Kennison station (Cherokee)

1896-1904 (closed)

Russei Creek station (Cherokee)

1900-1927 (became a parish) (no longer Native)

Sacred Heart Mission (Miami), Miami/ Miamitown

1902-1915 (transferred to Holy Ghost, Vinita)

St. Mathias Mission (Cayuga), Cayuga

1910-1927 (closed)

Four Mile Creek Station (Cherokee)

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1847-1927, undated

Volume: .3 cubic foot

Description: The records at Sacred Heart Church were not organized according to a classification scheme when reviewed by Marquette University archivists, 1980. Consequently, description is by record type.

 

/1 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1847-1927

Volume: 3 volumes

Description: For St. Mary's of the Quapaws Mission and its Indian missions and stations; baptisms, 1847-1927, marriages, 1894-1927, deaths, 1912-1927, first communions, 1914-1918, 1925, and confirmations, 1915-1925

 

/2 "Documents, historical and ethnographic data"

Inclusive dates: 1894-1908, undated

Volume: 1 volume

Description: Contains lists of Quapaw children attending the Osage Mission School in St. Paul, Kansas, priests who attended the Quapaw Indians, and marriages, 1894-1908

 

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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