GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-31

St. Mary Church
707 East Ponca Avenue
Ponca City, OK 74601

Phone: 580-765-7794
Email: See website (Our Staff)

 

History: St. Mary/ St. Felix Church, Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish and school with a few Native American (e.g. Kansa, Otoe, Ponca) parishioners and students in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (Archives: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma). Oklahoma City arch/diocesan priests at St. Mary’s attended to the following Native American stations in Oklahoma: 

1895-1910 (closed)

Otoe Reservation station, Noble and Kay Counties

1895-1902 (closed)

Kaw Reservation station (Kansa), Kay County

1895-1909 (became a mission)

Tonkawa station (Tonkawa), Tonkawa, Kay County

1909-1911 (transferred to St. Joseph's, Blackwell) (no longer Native)

St. Joseph Mission (Tonkawa), Tonkawa, Kay County

1897-1904 (closed)

Lillivole station (Ponca) [Kay County?]

1899-1906 (transferred to St. Francis, Newkirk)

Chilocco Government Indian School (e.g. Cheyenne, Arapaho, Wichita, Comanche, Pawnee), Newkirk, Kay County

1904-1909 (closed)

White Eagle station (Ponca), Kay County

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: Bulk 1895-1911

Volume: 1 volume

Description: Sacramental records for the Native American students at the Chilocco School and the Native American parishioners at the Kay County 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.

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