GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Oregon: OR-20

St. Andrew Mission and School
48022 St. Andrew’s Road
Pendleton, OR 97801

Phone: 541-276-0767

 

History: St. Andrew Mission and School, Pendleton, Umatilla Reservation, Oregon, has been a predominantly Native American parish in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon (Archives: Portland, Oregon).

1847-1840s (destroyed amid warfare)

In collaboration with Cayuse leader Taawitoy, Walla Walla Bishop Augustin M.A. Blanchet and Rev. John B.A. Brouillet founded St. Anne Mission, Umatilla River, which Walla Walla diocesan priests administered intermittently amid temporary closures

1852-1855 (destroyed amid warfare)

Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Archives: Vancouver, British Columbia) reestablished and administered St. Anne Mission, Umatilla River

1861-1864

Portland in Oregon archdiocesan priests attended to the Umatilla Reservation station (Cayuse, Nez Perce, Umatilla, Walla Walla)

1865-1868

Oblates of Mary Immaculate reestablished and administered St. Anne Mission and School, Umatilla River

1868-1888

Portland in Oregon archdiocesan priests administered St. Anne’s

1869-1872

 

Portland in Oregon archdiocesan priests at St. Andrew’s reestablished and attended St. Anne Mission, Umatilla Reservation

1888-1970s (reorganized as Nixyaawii Charter School)

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia (Aston, Pennsylvania) established and administered St. Anne School, Umatilla Reservation

1888-present

Jesuits (Turin, California, Oregon, Western provinces) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) have administered St. Andrew/ St. Joseph Mission and School

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1865-ongoing

Volume: Ca. 4 cubic feet 

Description: The records at St. Andrew Mission and School are not arranged according to a classification scheme when reviewed by a Marquette University archivist, 2006. Consequently, the description is by record type. 

 

Parish Office:

/1 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1865-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Andrew Mission and St. Ann Mission. 

 

School Office:

/2 Student records

Inclusive dates: Unknown-ongoing

Volume: Ca. 3 cubic feet

Description: Student records for Native American students of St. Andrew School. 

 

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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