GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
St. Francis Xavier Mission. The Kateri Centre
P.O. Box 70
Kahnawake, QC Canada J0L 1B0
Hours: See website
Access: Some restrictions apply
Copying facilities: Yes
History: The Diocese of Albany, New York, introduced the canonization cause of Kateri Tekakwitha (Algonquin-Mohawk, 1656-1680), 1884, which the Vatican approved, 1943. In Canada, her cause became the responsibility of the Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, which named Father Henri Béchard (-1990), S.J., as the Canadian Vice Postulator. Father Béchard, and his successor, Deacon Ron Boyer (Ojibwa), maintained offices at the Kateri Centre.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Records of the canonization cause of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Kateri magazine (quarterly), 1943-2012, and related photography.
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.