GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-23
South Dakota Historical Society. Historical Resource Center
Soldiers' Memorial Building
Pierre, SD 57501
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) by Rev. Hoecken [S.J. Jesuits] includes baptisms of children (Métis, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota, Yankton) at Missouri River villages between Vermillion and Fort Union; original at the Jesuit Archives and Research Center, St. Louis, Missouri.
/2 "Father Pierre-Jean de Smet [S.J. Jesuits]"
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 and Research Center, St. Louis, Missouri.
/3 Transcription of a radio broadcast about Bishop Martin Marty, O.S.B. [Benedictines]
Inclusive dates: 1939
Volume: 1 item
Description: Presented by Mother M. Jerome, O.S.B. [Benedictine Sisters], of Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, South Dakota, and broadcast over WNAX 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.