Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-11

Oglala Lakota College. Woksape Tipi Library and Historical Center
490 Piya Wiconi Drive
Kyle, SD 57752

Phone: 605-455-6065
Email: See website (Contact Us)


Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1891-1983, undated

Volume: Ca. .5 cubic foot

Description: Within six collections.


/1 Martha Whiting Collection, SC 6

Inclusive dates: 1891-1983

Volume: 1 folder

Description: From Kyle, South Dakota.


/2 Our Lady of Sorrows [Church] Collection, SC 7”

Inclusive dates: 1906-1983

Volume: 1 folder

Description: From Kyle, South Dakota.


/3 Nicholas Black Elk (1860s-1950) Correspondence, SC 14

Inclusive dates: 1931-1932, 1934, 1948

Volume: 1 folder (6 letters)

Description: From Manderson, South Dakota; facsimile and printed copies.


/4 St. Alphonsus Chapel Ledger, SC 35

Inclusive dates: 1903-1913

Volume: 1 ledger

Description: St. Mary Society and St. Joseph Society sodality minutes from a Pine Ridge Reservation chapel; includes 3 appended Winter-counts in Lakota dating to the 18th century.


/5 Jeanne Smith Collection

Inclusive dates: 1967-1974

Volume: 10 “files”

Description: Catholic-related content copied from other repositories, i.e. education at Holy Rosary Mission, Pine Ridge, South Dakota; education at St. Paul Mission School, Marty, South Dakota; destruction of Sacred Heart Church, Wounded Knee, South Dakota, 1973; Rev. Pierre J. De Smet, S.J.; Rev. J. Fritz; Christianity; organized churches; missionaries; clergy; missionary policy.

A. Robert S. Ellison Papers, Denver Public Library, Western History Collection, Denver, Colorado

B. Seth E. Ward Papers, Fort Laramie Archives, Laramie, Wyoming

C. American Indian Research Project, interviews 0916, 0981, 0453, 0826, 0008, 0017, 0009, 0918, University of South Dakota, Oral History Center, Vermillion, South Dakota


/6 Photograph Collection

Inclusive dates: Undated (ca. 1900-1945)

Volume: 12 prints 


A. Copies from Diocese of Rapid City Archives, Rapid City, South Dakota

1. Catholic Sioux Congress, 3 prints, undated

2. Unidentified, 3 prints, undated

B. Copies from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1. St. Bernard Mission, Red Shirt, 1 print, undated

2. Unidentified, 5 prints, undated


Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.