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)
https://www.stmarypc.com/

 

History: St. Mary/ St. Felix Church has been a predominantly non-Native American parish administered by Oklahoma City arch/diocesan priests. It had a school with a few Native American students (e.g. Kansa, Otoe, Ponca) and its diocesan priests attended the following stations among Native Americans: 

1895-1910 (closed)

Otoe Reservation station

1895-1902 (closed)

Kaw Reservation station (Kansa)

1895-1909 (became a mission)

Tonkawa station (Tonkawa)

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

St. Joseph Mission (Tonkawa), Tonkawa

1897-1904 (closed)

Lillivole station (Ponca)

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

Chilocco Government Indian School (Cheyenne, Arapaho, Wichita, Comanche, Pawnee), Chilocco

1904-1909 (closed)

White Eagle station (Ponca)

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1895-1911

Volume: 1 volume

Description: Sacramental records for the Native American students at the Chilocco School and the Native American parishioners at the stations on the Kaw and Otoe Reservations and at Tonkawa, Lillivole, and White Eagle, Oklahoma.

 

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

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