GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-11

St. Mary Church
508 Gall Street
P.O. Box 185
Lower Brule, SD 57568

Phone: 605-473-5335

 

History:

1895-1923

Benedictines (St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana) established and attended St. Mary Mission (Brulé Lakota), Lower Brule Reservation, from Immaculate Conception, Stephan, South Dakota

1923-present

Congregation of Priests of the Sacred Heart (United States Province, Hales Corners, Wisconsin) administered St. Mary Church

1942-1944

Fire destroyed St. Mary Church, which was rebuilt 2 years later

1998-2003

Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Family (Dubuque, Iowa) evangelized St. Mary’s 

Priests of the Sacred Heart from St. Mary's have attended the following missions and stations among the Brulé Indians on the Lower Brule Reservation:

1923-1981 (closed)

Divine Infant Mission, Fort George

1923-1939 (closed)

Cedar Creek station

1923-1939 (closed)

Medicine Creek station

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1923-ongoing

Volume: At least 2.3 cubic feet

Description: The records at St. Mary Church were not organized according to a classification scheme when reviewed by a Marquette University archivist, 1980. Consequently, the description is by record type. 

 

/1 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1923-ongoing

Volume: At least 3 volumes

Description:

A. Baptisms and marriages, 1923-ongoing

B. Deaths, 1926-ongoing

C. First communions and confirmations, 1974-ongoing

 

/2 Financial records

Inclusive dates: 1973-1977/ongoing

Volume: At least 2 volumes

Description: Journals with monthly statements

 

/3 Subject file

Inclusive dates: 1977-ongoing

Volume: At least 2 cubic feet

Description: Alphabetically arranged records generated and collected by Rev. Patrick Lloyd, C.S.J., Rev. Paul Casper, C.S.J., and others. 

 

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.

New1984/rev2003-2019

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


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