GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Oregon: OR-27

St. Paul Church
20217 Christie Street Northeast
P.O. Box 454
St. Paul, OR 97137

Phone: 503-633-4611

 

History: St. Paul Church, St. Paul, Oregon, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon (Archives: Portland, Oregon).

1839-1860s (no longer Native)

Rev. François Norbert Blanchet established St. Paul Mission (e.g. Cayuse, Grand Ronde, Métis), St. Paul/ French Prairie, which Portland archdiocesan priests administered

Portland in Oregon archdiocesan priests from St. Paul’s attended to the following Native American missions in Oregon:

1839

Willamette Academy (e.g. Cayuse, Grand Ronde, Métis), Willamette

1858 (closed)

Yam Hills Church (Cayuse), Yam Hills

1859-1861 (transferred to St. Peter’s, The Dalles)

Grand Ronde Reservation station (Grand Ronde) 

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1839-1860s   

Volume: Some entries within 3 volumes 

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for the Native American parishioners of St. Paul Mission and its attended school, parish, and station.

 

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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