Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-15

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church
802 First Avenue
P.O. Box 567
Martin, SD 57551

Phone: 605-685-6232
Email: See website (About: Contact Us)


History: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Martin, Bennett County, South Dakota, and Our Lady of Victory Church, Kadoka, Jackson County, South Dakota, have been predominantly non-Native American parishes in the Diocese of Rapid City (Archives: Rapid City, South Dakota). Our Lady of the Sacred Heart has had some Native American Oglala Lakota) parishioners, and Rapid City diocesan priests at Sacred Heart, had attended to the following Native American (Oglala Lakota) missions in South Dakota:

1919-1926 (transferred to Holy Rosary, Pine Ridge) 

St. Joseph Mission, Bear Creek, Bennett County

1919-1931 (transferred to Holy Rosary, Pine Ridge)

Plenty Bears Camp station, Bennett County

1919-1969 (closed)

Our Lady of the Lake Chapel, Lacreek, Bennett County

1919-1969 (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission, Vetal, Bennett County

1969-unknown (closed) 

St. Charles Borromeo Chapel, Batesland, Pine Ridge Reservation  


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1919-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for the Native American parishioners of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church and the Native American missions attended from Sacred Heart.


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.