GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-38

St. Benedict Church
632 North Kickapoo Avenue
Shawnee, OK 74801

Phone: 405-275-0001
Email: stbenedict.office@sbcglobal.net

 

History: St. Benedict Church, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Arch/Diocese of Oklahoma City (Archives: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).

1895-1920s

Benedictines (Archives: Shawnee, Oklahoma) established and administered St. Benedict Church (e.g. Shawnee, Potawatomi, Sac and Fox, Kickapoo), Shawnee

1920s-present

Oklahoma City arch/diocesan priests have administered St. Benedict’s

Benedictines at St. Benedict's attended to the following Native American missions and stations in Oklahoma:

1896-1898 (transferred to Our Lady of Sorrows, Chandler)

Sac and Fox Reservation station (Sac and Fox), Lincoln, Payne, and Pottawatomie County

1898-1925 (closed)

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Mission (Shawnee), Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County

1911-1925 (closed)

Wewoka station (Seminole), Seminole County

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1895-ongoing

Volume: At least 1 cubic foot

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Benedict Church and its attended stations and mission; baptisms, 1895-ongoing, marriages, 1896-ongoing, deaths, 1898-ongoing, first communions, 1903-ongoing, and confirmations, 1905-ongoing.  

 

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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