GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Oregon: OR-26

Benedictines. Mount Angel Abbey
One Abbey Drive
St. Benedict, OR 97373

Phone: 503-845-3030

 

History: Benedictines established Mount Angel Abbey, 1882, which was raised to an Abbey, 1904.  Mount Angel Benedictines administered the following Native American missions and parishes:

1895-1899 (transferred to Portland Archdiocese)

St. Francis Xavier Mission (Cowlitz), Toledo/ Cowlitz Prairie, Washington

1900-1901 (transferred to Portland Archdiocese)

St. Michael the Archangel Mission (Grand Ronde), Grande Ronde, Grand Ronde Reservation, Oregon

1915-1934 (transferred to Portland Archdiocese)

Chemawa Government Indian School (e.g. Chinook, Klamath, Grand Ronde, Siletz), Salem, Oregon

2000-2010s

St./ Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Chapel (Bannock, Shoshoni), Fort Hall, Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho

2000-2010s

St. Bernard Church (Bannock, Shoshoni), Blackfoot, Idaho

2000-2010s

St. Theresa of the Little Flower Church (Nez Perce), Orofino, Nez Perce Reservation, Idaho

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Unknown.

 

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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