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

 

History: Sacred Heart Church, Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Tulsa (Archives: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma). Sacred Heart has administered the archival records of the closed, St. Mary of the Quapaws Church, Quapaw, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.

1847-1887

 

Jesuits (Missouri Mission) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) at Osage Mission, Kansas, attended to the Quapaw Indians

1847-1870

 

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

1887-1888

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

1888-1889

 

Benedictines (Archives: Shawnee, Oklahoma) at St. John’s, McAlester, attended to the Quapaw Reservation station

1889-1890

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

1890-1892

Benedictines at St. John’s, McAlester, attended to the Quapaw Reservation station

1890-1892 (closed)

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

1892-1893

An Oklahoma City diocesan priest at Assumption Church, Muskogee, attended to the Quapaw Reservation station

1893-1927 (closed)

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

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 at St. Mary's attended to the following stations and missions among Native Americans in Oklahoma:

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

Peoria Reservation station (Peoria), Ottawa County

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

Ottawa Reservation station (Ottawa), Ottawa County

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

Seneca Reservation station (Seneca), Delaware and Ottawa Counties

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

Wyandot Reservation station (Wyandotte), Ottawa County

1893-1898 (transferred to Holy Ghost, Vinita) 

Afton station (Cherokee), Ottawa County

1893-1909 (closed)

Leonard Settlement station (Cherokee, Creek), Tulsa County, Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations

1893-1927 (closed)

Modoc Reservation station (Modoc), Ottawa County

1893-1927 (closed)

Fairland station (Cherokee), Ottawa County

1893-1927 (closed)

Little Five Miles station (Quapaw), Ottawa County

1893-1900 (became a mission)

Miamitown station (Miami), Ottawa County

1893-1927 (closed)

Peoria Reservation station (Peoria), Ottawa County

1893-1927 (closed)

Wyandot Reservation station (Wyandotte), Ottawa County

1893-1927 (closed)

Seneca Reservation station (Seneca), Delaware and Ottawa Counties

1893-1927 (closed)

Shawnee Reservation station (Shawnee), Cleveland and Pottawatomie Counties

1893-1927 (closed)

Ottawa Reservation station (Ottawa), Ottawa County

1896-1899 (transferred to Holy Ghost, Vinita)

Welch station (Cherokee), Craig County, Cherokee Nation

1896-1904 (closed)

Bluejacket station (Cherokee), Craig County, Cherokee Nation

1896-1904 (closed)

Eagle station (Cherokee) [unknown]

1896-1904 (closed)

Kennison station (Cherokee) [unknown]

1896-1904 (closed)

Russell Creek station (Cherokee), Craig County, Cherokee Nation

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

Sacred Heart Mission (Miami), Miami/ Miamitown, Ottawa County

1902-1915 (transferred to Holy Ghost, Vinita)

St. Mathias Mission (Cayuga), Cayuga, Delaware and Ottawa Counties

1910-1927 (closed)

Four Mile Creek station (Cherokee), Canadian County

 

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: Records for Native American parishioners of St. Mary's of the Quapaws Mission and its 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.

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