Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-22

South Dakota Historical Society. Historical Resource Center. Archives
900 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501

Phone: 605-773-3804


Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1839-1840, 1931, 1939

Volume: 4 folders

Description: 4 collections:


/1 "(Father) Christian Hoecken Journal"

Inclusive dates: 1840

Volume: 17 pages

Description: The journal (copy) includes baptisms of children (Métis, Sisseton, Wahpeton, Yankton) by Rev. Hoecken at Missouri River villages between Vermillion and Fort Union; original at the Jesuit Archives, St. Louis, Missouri.


/2 "Father Pierre-Jean de Smet"

Inclusive dates: 1839

Volume: 2 items Description: Baptismal records (copies) for the Kickapoo Mission, Missouri, and the Sugar Creek Mission, Kansas; originals at the Jesuit Archives, St. Louis, Missouri.


/3 Transcription of a radio broadcast about Bishop Martin Marty, O.S.B.

Inclusive dates: 1939

Volume: 1 item

Description: Presented by Mother M. Jerome, O.S.B., of Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, South Dakota, and broadcast over WNAX Radio in Yankton.


/4 "Gertrude, Mother"

Inclusive dates: 1931

Volume: 1 item Description: A biographical sketch of Mother Gertrude, O.S.B., who taught on the Standing Rock Reservation (Hunkpapa).


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.


Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries

Marquette Archives