GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-10

Catholic Church. Diocese of Rapid City. Sioux Spiritual Center
20100 Center Road
Howes, SD 57748

Phone: 605-985-5906
Email: ssc@diorc.org

 

History: The Diocese of Rapid City (Archives: Rapid City, South Dakota) has administered the Sioux Spiritual Center, Howes, Meade County, South Dakota.

1973-present

Jesuits (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri), under the auspices of the Diocese of Rapid City and with support from the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions (Archives: Milwaukee, Wisconsin), established and have administered the diocese’s permanent deaconate program

1977-2018

Jesuits, under the auspices of the Diocese of Rapid City and with support from the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, established and administered the Sioux Spiritual Center as a spiritual retreat and education facility for Native American Catholics across North America (e.g. Dakota, Lakota, Ojibwa)

2018-present

The Center hired a non-Native lay director and opened its programs to non-Native Catholics while retaining a “preferential option” for the spiritual needs of Native American Catholics

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Current records only. The Marquette University Special Collections and Archives, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serves as the archival repository for the Sioux Spiritual Center.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives.

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