GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-25
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral
520 Cathedral Drive
Rapid City, SD 57701
Email: See website (Contact)
History: The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish, which holds the sacramental records of its predecessor, Immaculate Conception Chapel/ Cathedral. Rapid City diocesan priests at Immaculate Conception had attended to students at the Rapid City Government Indian School (Brulé, Hunkpapa, Oglala, Sans Arc Lakota), Rapid City, ca. 1898-1916 (transferred to Our Lady of the Black Hills Church, Piedmont).
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: ca. 1898-1916
Volume: 1 volume
Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American students at the Rapid City Government School.
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.