GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
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Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1854-1930
Volume: Ca. .5 cubic foot
Description: 2 collections include Native Catholic records:
/1 "Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest, Jacksonville Records"
Inclusive dates: 1854-1885
Volume: Few volumes
Description: Sacramental records (transcribed copies), including baptisms, first communions, confirmations, marriages, and burials for the following missions and parishes, some of which had few Native parishioners:
A. Corvallis, St. Mary Church (Chinook, Klamath)
B. Grand Ronde, St. Michael the Archangel Mission (Grand Ronde)
C. McMinnville, St. James Church (Grand Ronde)
D. Portland, Immaculate Conception Church (Paiute, Walla Walla, Wasco)
E. Siletz Reservation, St. Mary Mission (Chinook, Klamath, Siletz)
F. St. Paul/ Willamette, St. Paul Mission (Cayuse, Métis)
/2 "Chronicles of the Sisters of the Holy Names, Jacksonville, Oregon, MS 352”
Inclusive dates: 1864-1930
Volume: 1 folder
Description: Folder 3 includes excerpts and a few photographs of Native Americans, possibly Spokan and/or Washo Indians.
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.