GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Oregon: OR-9

Sacred Heart-St. Louis Church
605 Seventh Street
P.O. Box 236
Gervais, OR 97026

Phone: 503-792-4231
Email: secretary@shstl.org

 

History: Sacred Heart-St. Louis Church, Gervais, Marion County, Oregon, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon (Archives: Redmond, Oregon). Sacred Heart-St. Louis was formed by the merger of two local parishes, one of which was Sacred Heart Church. Portland archdiocesan priests, who administered Sacred Heart, had attended to students at the Chemawa Government Indian School (e.g. Chinook, Klamath, Grand Ronde, Siletz), Salem, Oregon, 1950-1964 (transferred to Franciscans (Santa Barbara Province) (Archives: Santa Barbara, California).

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1950-1964

Volume: Several entries within at least 1 volume

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for the Native American students at the Chemawa Government Indian 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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