GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-45

Holy Cross Church
708 Southwest Fifteenth Street (physical address)
Wagoner, OK, 74477

902 Brittany Drive (postal address)
Wagoner, OK, 74467

Phone: 918-201-5225
Email: holycrosswag@gmail.com

 

History: Holy Cross Church, Wagoner, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Tulsa (Archives: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma). Oklahoma City diocesan priests at Holy Cross attended to the following missions and stations among Native Americans in Oklahoma:

1909 (became a parish) (no longer Native)

Precious Blood Mission (Creek), Eufala, McIntosh County, Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations

1909 (transferred to Precious Blood, Eufala)

Checotah station (Creek)

1909-1915 (closed)

Fort Gibson station (Cherokee), Cherokee County, Cherokee Nation

1909-1912, 1942-1948

Tahlequah station (Cherokee), Cherokee County, Cherokee Nation

1909-1917 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

Webber's Falls station (Cherokee)

1912-1917 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

St. Mary Mission, (Cherokee), Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Cherokee Nation

1914-1917 (transferred to Holy Family, Tulsa)

Claremore station (Cherokee), Rogers County, Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations

1942-1954 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

St. Joseph Mission (Cherokee), Webber’s Falls, Muskogee County, Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations

1948-1967 (became a parish) (no longer Native)

St. Brigid Mission (Cherokee), Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Cherokee Nation

1958-1967 (transferred to St. Brigid's, Tahlequah)

Cherokee Government Indian School (Cherokee) [unknown]

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1909-1917, 1942-1967

Volume: 2 volumes

Description: Sacramental records for the Native American parishioners of the missions and stations at Checotah, Claremore, Eufala, Fort Gibson, Tahlequah, and Webber's Falls.

 

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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