GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Oregon: OR-34

St. Peter Church
1222 West Tenth Street
P.O. Box 41
The Dalles, OR 97058

Phone: 541-296-2026
Email: See website (Contact Us)

 

History: St. Peter Church, The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Baker (Archives: Redmond, Oregon).

1846-1870s (no longer Native)

Portland (Oregon) archdiocesan priests established and administered St. Peter Church, which had a few Native American (Washo) parishioners

1864-1870s (no longer Native)

Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (Oregon Province) (Archives: Marylhurst, Oregon) also staffed St. Peter’s

Portland in Oregon archdiocesan priests at St. Peter’s attended to the following Native American stations in Idaho and Oregon:

1852-1855

Fall River station (Paiute, Walla Walla, Wasco), Deschutes County, Oregon

1858-1868 (transferred to St. Mary’s Cathedral, Portland

Warm Springs Reservation station (Paiute, Walla Walla, Wasco), Warm Springs, Jefferson County, Oregon

1861-1863

Nez Perce Reservation station (Nez Perce), Idaho

1861-1864 (became a mission)

Umatilla Reservation station (Cayuse, Nez Perce, Umatilla, Walla Walla), Pendleton, Oregon

1861-1864 (became a mission)

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

1871-1888

Warm Springs Reservation station (Paiute, Walla Walla, Wasco), Warm Springs, Jefferson County, Oregon  

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1846-1888 

Volume: Few entries among a few volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Peter Church and its attended Native missions and stations.  

 

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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