GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
Quebec: QC-9

Soeur grises of Montreal. Generalate
Soeurs grises de Montréal, Generalate
Maison de Mère d’Youville
138 rue Sainte Pierre
Montréal, QC H2Y 2L7 Canada

Phone: 514-842-9411 
Email: asscong@sgn.ca

 

History: St. Marguerite Dufrost de Lajemmerais founded the Soeurs grises in Montreal, 1737. They administered and taught at the following schools in the United States for Native Americans: 

1874

Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel and School (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), St. Michael, Fort Totten Reservation, North Dakota

1886-1926

Government Indian School (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Fort Totten, Fort Totten Reservation, North Dakota  

1929-1971

Little Flower School, St. Michael (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Fort Totten Reservation, North Dakota

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States:

Inclusive dates: 1874-1960

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: 2 series with records.

 

/1 Chronicles

Inclusive dates: 1874-1960

Volume: At least 1 volume

Description: Fort Totten Reservation schools and the Soeurs grises.

 

/2 Correspondence

Inclusive dates: 1870s-unknown

Volume: At least 1 folder

Description: Correspondence in French and English to/ from Sister Clapin, S.G.N. [Soeurs grises of Montreal], regarding the Fort Totten schools and the Soeurs grises.

 

 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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