Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-23

South Dakota Historical Society. Historical Resource Center
Soldiers' Memorial Building
Pierre, SD 57501

Phone: 605-224-3615


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