GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
Sisters of Charity of Providence. General Administration
12055 Grenet Street
Montréal, QC H4J 2J5 Canada
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Copying facilities: Yes
History: Blessed Emilie Tavernier-Gamelin founded the Sisters of Providence in Montreal as the Sisters of Charity of Providence, 1843. Under Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart (1822-1902), the sisters made their first U.S. foundation in Vancouver, Washington, 1856, which developed into the Sacred Heart and St. Ignatius Provinces that served Native missions and schools in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Washington (e.g. Chelan, Clallam, Coeur d’Alene, Cowlitz, Entiat, Eskimo, Kalispel, Koyukon, Methow, Nespelim, Nez Perce, Okanogan, Paloos, Salish, Sanpoil, Senijextee, Tulalip, Wenatchi, Yakama). The two provinces merged as the Mother Joseph Province (Seattle, Washington), 2000.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States: Scant; see the Sisters of Charity of Province. Mother Joseph Province. Archives (Seattle, Washington).
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.