GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-26

Catholic Church. Diocese of Rapid City. Archives
Chancery Annex at Terra Sancta
2101 City Springs Road, Suite 200
P.O. Box 678
Rapid City, SD 57702

Phone: 605-716-5214, Extension 220
Email: See website (What we do: Chancellor/ Archives)

 

Hours: By appointment only

Access: Some restrictions apply

Copying facilities: Yes  

 

History: The Diocese of Lead was erected for western South Dakota from territory in the Sioux Falls Diocese, 1902; the Lead Diocese was renamed the Diocese of Rapid City, 1930. Rapid City/ Lead reported 6,000 baptized Native American Catholics, 1902, and 14,800, 1999. Rapid City/ Lead and its predecessor have served the following Native American missions, parishes, and schools in South Dakota:

1880-1971 (closed) (Rapid City, 1902-1971)

Assumption/ St. Benedict Church (Hunkpapa Lakota), Kenel, Standing Rock Reservation

1886-present (Rapid City, 1902-present)

St. Francis Mission (Brulé Lakota), St. Francis, Rosebud Reservation

1886-1972 (Rapid City, 1902-1972)

St. Francis Mission School (Brulé Lakota), St. Francis, Rosebud Reservation

1887-present (Rapid City, 1902-present)

St. Bede Mission (Hunkpapa Lakota), Wakpala, Standing Rock Reservation

1888-present (Rapid City, 1902-present)

Red Cloud Indian School/ Holy Rosary Mission and School (Oglala Lakota), Pine Ridge, Pine Ridge Reservation

1890-present (Rapid City, 1902-present)

St. Aloysius Mission (Hunkpapa Lakota), Bullhead, Standing Rock Reservation

1892-1959 (closed) (Rapid City, 1902-1959)

Corpus Christi Church (Sans Arc Lakota), Cheyenne Agency, Cheyenne River Reservation

1894-present (Rapid City, 1902-present)

St. Joseph Church (Sans Arc Lakota), Cherry Creek, Cheyenne River Reservation

1895-present (Rapid City, 1902-present)

St. Charles Church (Brulé Lakota), St. Francis, Rosebud Reservation

1895-present (Rapid City, 1902-present)

St. Mary Church (Brulé Lakota), Lower Brule, Lower Brule Reservation

1896-1903 (closed) (Rapid City, 1902-1903)

St. Catherine Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), Bad River, Cheyenne River Reservation

1896-1950 (closed) (Rapid City, 1902-1950)

St. Edward Mission (Hunkpapa Lakota), Mad Bears Camp, Standing Rock Reservation

1898-present (Rapid City, 1902-present)

Sacred Heart Church (Oglala Lakota), Pine Ridge, Pine Ridge Reservation

1899-1980s? (closed) (Rapid City, 1902-present)

St. Ignatius Mission (Brulé Lakota), White River, Rosebud Reservation

1899-present (Rapid City, 1902-present)

St. Peter Mission (Brulé Lakota), Okreek/ Oak Creek, Rosebud Reservation

1901-1959 (closed) (Rapid City, 1902-1959)

St. Joseph Mission (Oglala Lakota), Hisle/ Bear Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation

1901-ca. 1973 (closed) (Rapid City, 1902-ca. 1973)

St. Peter Mission (Oglala Lakota), Wounded Knee Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation

1903-1913 (closed)

St. Alphonsus Chapel (Oglala Lakota), Payabaya, Pine Ridge Reservation

1903-ca. 1948 (closed)

St. Peter Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), Cheyenne River, Cheyenne River Reservation

1905-present

St. Bridget Mission (Brulé Lakota), Rosebud, Rosebud Reservation

1905-1961 (closed)

St. Joseph Mission (Brulé Lakota), Red Leaf/ Black Pipe, Rosebud Reservation

1905-1970 (closed)

St. Mary Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), La Plant, Cheyenne River Reservation

1905-unknown (closed)

St. Paul Mission (Oglala Lakota), Porcupine Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation

1906-present

St. Catherine/ St. John the Evangelist Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), Promise/ Moreau River, Cheyenne River Reservation

1906-unknown (closed)

St. Stephan Mission (Oglala Lakota), Medicine Root Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation

1908-unknown (closed)

Our Lady of Good Counsel Mission (Oglala Lakota), No Water, Pine Ridge Reservation

1909-1919 (closed)

Our Lady of Luck Mission (Oglala Lakota), Lacreek, Bennett County

1910-ca. 1920 (closed)

St. Lucy Mission (Oglala Lakota), Allen, Bennett County

1910-1959 (closed)

St. Henry Mission (Oglala Lakota), Potato Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation

1910-unknown (closed)

St. Peter/ Our Lady of Good Counsel Mission (Brulé Lakota), Wood/ White Thunder, Rosebud Reservation, Mellette County

1911-present

All Saints Church (Sans Arc Lakota), Eagle Butte, Cheyenne River Reservation

ca. 1911-1945 (closed)

Blessed Sacrament/ St. Leo Mission (Brulé Lakota), Bull Creek, Rosebud Reservation

1911-1950 (closed)

Holy Rosary Mission (Brulé Lakota), Dog Ear, Rosebud Reservation

1911-present

Sacred Heart Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), Dupree, Cheyenne River Reservation

1911-1975 (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission (Brulé Lakota), Ring Thunder, Rosebud Reservation

1911-unknown (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission (Brulé Lakota), Upper Cutmeat, Rosebud Reservation

1911-1964 (closed)

St. Catherine Mission (Brulé Lakota), Bad Nation, Rosebud Reservation

1911-ca. 1938 (closed)

St. Matthew Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), Parade, Cheyenne River Reservation

1911-1925 (closed)

St. Rita Mission (Brulé Lakota), Corn Creek, Rosebud Reservation

1911-present

St. Therese/ St. Paul Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), White Horse, Cheyenne River Reservation

1912-ca. 1920 (closed)

Forty Martyrs Mission (Oglala Lakota), Plenty Bears, Bennett County

1912-unknown (closed)

St. Luke Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), Thunderbutte, Cheyenne River Reservation

1912-unknown (closed)

St. Mary/ St. Francis of Assisi Mission (Brulé Lakota), Ironwood, Rosebud Reservation

1912-1916 (closed)

St. Ignatius Mission (Oglala Lakota), Lips Camp, Pine Ridge Reservation

1912-unknown (closed)

St. Patrick/ St. Andrew Mission (Brulé Lakota), Spring Creek, Rosebud Reservation  

1912-unknown (closed)

Ss. Patrick and Bridget/ Our Lady of Good Counsel Mission (Brulé Lakota), He Dog, Rosebud Reservation

1913-1981 (closed)

Divine Infant Mission (Brulé Lakota), Fort George Lower Brule Reservation

1913-1952 (closed)

Holy Family Mission (Brulé Lakota), Lower Cutmeat, Rosebud Reservation

1913-unknown (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission (Oglala Lakota), Wounded Knee/Brennan, Pine Ridge Reservation

1913-present

St. Agnes Mission (Oglala Lakota), Manderson, Pine Ridge Reservation

1915-1946 (transferred to St. Thomas, Mission)

Guardian Angel Chapel (Brulé Lakota), Rosebud Government Indian School, Rosebud Reservation

1915-present

Immaculate Conception/ St. Pius Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), Bridger, Cheyenne River Reservation

ca. 1915-present

St. Thomas the Apostle Mission (Brulé Lakota), Mission, Rosebud Reservation

ca. 1915-1949 (closed)

St. Patrick/ St. Mark Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), Lower Cherry Creek, Cheyenne River Reservation

1917-present

Our Lady of Sorrows Church/ Ss. Mary and Anna Mission (Oglala Lakota), Kyle, Pine Ridge Reservation

1917-present

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mission (Oglala Lakota), Martin, Bennett County

1917-present

Our Lady of the Sioux Church/ St. Elizabeth Mission (Oglala Lakota), Oglala, Pine Ridge Reservation

1917-1969 (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission (Oglala Lakota), Vetal, Bennett County

1917-1959 (closed)

St. Anne/ St. Anthony Mission (Oglala Lakota), Wolf Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation

1917-unknown (closed)

St. Anthony/ Holy Guardian Angels Mission (Oglala Lakota), Slim Butte, Pine Ridge Reservation

1917-1949 (closed)

St. Bernard Mission (Oglala Lakota), Cheyenne River, Pine Ridge Reservation

1917-ca. 1966 (closed)

St. John the Evangelist Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), Lantry, Cheyenne River Reservation

1917-1925 (closed)

St. Magdalene Mission (Oglala Lakota), Lower Porcupine, Pine Ridge Reservation

1917-1925 (closed)

St. Margaret Mission (Oglala Lakota), Grass Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation

1918-1971 (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission (Hunkpapa Lakota), Little Eagle, Standing Rock Reservation  

1918-1970 (closed)

St. Ambrose Mission (Hunkpapa Lakota), Black Horse, Standing Rock Reservation

1919-1969 (closed)

Our Lady of the Lake Chapel (Oglala Lakota), Lacreek, Bennett County

1920-1925 (closed)

Immaculate Conception Mission (Oglala Lakota), Wanamaker, Pine Ridge Reservation

1920-1925 (closed)

Our Lady of Sorrows Mission (Oglala Lakota), Spring Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation  

1920-1925 (closed)

Perpetual Help Mission (unknown), La Compte, Unknown

1920-1925 (closed)

St. Elizabeth Mission (Oglala Lakota), Rock Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation

1923-1950 (closed)

St. Basil Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), Mossman, Cheyenne River Reservation

1923-1958 (closed)

St. Catherine's Mission (unknown), Four Bears, Unknown

1926-present

Christ the King Church and Our Lady of Lourdes School (Oglala Lakota), Porcupine, Pine Ridge Reservation

1926-1927 (closed)

Our Lady of Victory Mission (Brulé Lakota), Bull Creek, Tripp County

1926-1949 (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission (Brulé Lakota), Lakeview, Rosebud Reservation

1926-1943 (closed)

St. Cecelia Mission (Oglala Lakota), Red Water, Pine Ridge Reservation

1926-unknown (closed)

St. Charles Borromeo Mission (Oglala Lakota), Batesland, Pine Ridge Reservation

1926-unknown (closed)

St. Joseph Mission (Oglala Lakota), Cuny Table, Pine Ridge Reservation

1926-1957 (closed)

St. Madeline Sophie Mission (Oglala Lakota), Three Mile Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation

 ca. 1926-ca. 1942 (closed)

St. Mary, Help of Christians Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), Pleasant Valley, Cheyenne River Reservation

1926-1961 (closed)

St. Mary Magdalene Mission (Oglala Lakota), Rockyford, Pine Ridge Reservation

1926-unknown (closed)

St. Rose Mission (Brulé Lakota), Soldier Creek, Rosebud Reservation

1926-1934 (transferred to St. Thomas, Mission)

St. Theresa Mission (Brulé Lakota), Hidden Timber, Rosebud Reservation

1927-unknown (closed)

Holy Family Mission (Brulé Lakota), Horse Creek, Rosebud Reservation

1927-unknown (closed)

Immaculate Conception Mission (Brulé Lakota), Two Strike, Rosebud Reservation

1927-1970 (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission (Brulé Lakota), White Horse, Rosebud Reservation

1927-present

St. Agnes Mission (Brulé Lakota), Parmelee, Rosebud Reservation

1928-1949 (closed)

St. Mary Mission (Brulé Lakota), Little White River, Rosebud Reservation

1929-1951 (closed)

Holy Family/ St. Sophie Mission (Brulé Lakota), Cedar Butte, Rosebud Reservation

1929-present

St. Joseph Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), Ridgeview, Cheyenne River Reservation

1929-1949 (closed)

St. Mary Mission (Brulé Lakota), Hollow Horn Bear, Rosebud Reservation

1930-unknown (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission (Brulé Lakota), Norris, Mellette County

1930-1945 (closed)

St. Francis Xavier Mission (Brulé Lakota), Bull Creek, Tripp County

1930-1956 (closed)

St. John the Apostle Mission (Brulé Lakota), Mosher, Mellette County

1930-1934 (transferred to St. Thomas, Mission)

St. Michael Mission (Brulé Lakota), Carrollton, Rosebud Reservation

1931-1943 (closed: World War II Bombing Range)

St. Barbara Mission (Oglala Lakota), White River/ Medicine Root Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation

1931-1950 (closed)

St. Anthony/ St. Lucy Mission (Oglala Lakota), Corn Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation

1931-1951 (closed)

St. James the Apostle Mission (Brulé Lakota), Horseshoe Butte, Rosebud Reservation

1931-ca. 1970 (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission (Brulé Lakota), Bull Creek, Rosebud Reservation

1931-unknown (closed)

St. John of the Cross Mission (Oglala Lakota), Allen/ Plenty Bears, Bennett County

1933-ca. 1956 (closed)

St. Ann Mission (unknown), Colored Hills, Unknown

1936-1959 (closed)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission (Oglala Lakota), Pine Creek, Pine Ridge Reservation

1938-1958 (closed)

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), Moreau River, Cheyenne River Reservation

1939-present

Sacred Heart Mission (Sans Arc Lakota), Red Scaffold, Cheyenne River Reservation

ca. 1942-1961 (closed)

St. Mary Magdalene Mission (Oglala Lakota), Rockyford, Pine Ridge Reservation

1943-present

St. Francis Xavier Mission (Ponca), Ponca Creek, Gregory County

1949-present

St. Isaac Jogues Church/ Chapel and Mother Butler Center (Brulé, Hunkpapa, Oglala, Sans Arc Lakota), Rapid City, Pennington County

ca. 1955-unknown (closed)

Holy Rosary Mission (Oglala Lakota), Interior, Jackson County

1970-ca. 1977 (closed)

St. Bernard Mission (Oglala Lakota), Red Shirt, Pine Ridge Reservation

1977-present

Sioux Spiritual Center (Brulé, Hunkpapa, Oglala, Sans Arc Lakota), Plainview, Meade County

1983-2000s (closed)

St. Francis Home for Abused and Neglected Children (Oglala Lakota), Manderson, Pine Ridge Reservation

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: ca. 1902-ongoing, undated

Volume: At least 8 cubic feet

Description: 6 series include Native Catholic records:

 

/1 Bishops’ Papers 

Inclusive dates: Unknown-ongoing

Volume: At least 6 cubic feet

Description: The papers of Bishop Charles Chaput, and some material from previous and successive bishops, pertains to Native Catholics.

A. Bishop John Stariha, 1902-1909

B. Bishop Joseph F. Busch, 1900-1915

C. Bishop John J. Lawler, 1916-1948

D. Bishop William T. McCarty, C.S.S.R., 1948-1969

E. Bishop Harold J. Dimmerling, 1969-1987; diocese established ministry for permanent deacons, 1974-ongoing, and the Sioux Spiritual Center for Native ministry and leadership, 1977-ongoing

F. Bishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. (Potawatomi), 1988-1997; diocese established inculturation project office to revitalize faith in Lakota parishes, 1990-2000

G. Bishop Blase J. Cupich, 1998-2010

H. Bishop Robert D. Gruss, 2011-2019; initiated canonization cause for Nicholas Black Elk, 2017-present

 

/2 Parish Files

Inclusive dates: 1911-ongoing, undated

Volume: At least .7 cubic foot

Description: Divided into active and inactive parishes and arranged alphabetically by the location of the parish there under.

A. Active Parishes, 1911-1982, undated, .6 cubic foot:

1. Cherry Creek, St. Joseph Church and its Native missions, 1918-1948, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1918, 1928, 1930, 1939, 1941, 1946, 1948, 17 letters: many are copies, most deal with property matters; major correspondents include Rev. John Vogel and Rev. Francis Mattingly, O.S.B., and Bishop John Lawler

b. Deeds, 1939

c. Census records, 1937

d. Photographs, 1930s-1940s, undated, 14 prints

2. Dupree, Sacred Heart Church and its Native missions, 1918-1964, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1918, 1931, 1945, 1950, 6 letters

b. Articles of incorporation and warranty deeds, 1918, undated

c. Historical notes, undated: include a history of Sacred Heart Mission by Rev. John Groell; a history of the Catholic Church in Ziebach County by Rev. Joseph Jene; and a biography of Rev. John Vogel by Rev. Joseph Jene

d. Photographs, 1949-1964, 13 prints

3. Eagle Butte, All Saints Church and its Native missions, 1912-1930s, undated, 1 folder:

a. Articles of incorporation and deeds, 1912, undated

b. Historical notes, 1934, undated: include an historical notebook compiled by Rev. Joseph H. Golden

c. Photographs, 1930s, undated, 30 prints

4. Kyle, Our Lady of Sorrows Mission, 1919-1920, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1919-1920, 3 letters

b. Photograph, undated, 1 print

5. Lower Brule, St. Mary Church, 1911-1945, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1911, 1913, 1920, 1924, 1940-1941, 1944-1945, 15 letters: major correspondents include Rev. Francis Simcox and Bishop John J. Lawler

b. Photographs, 1920, undated, 7 prints

6. McLaughlin, St. Bernard Church and its Native missions, 1925-1971, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1925-1926, 1940-1941, 1971, 13 letters; major correspondents include Rev. Vincent Frech, Rev. Othmar Buerkler, and Bishop John J. Lawler

b. Historical notes, 1971, undated

7. Manderson, St. Agnes Mission, 1932, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1932, 1 letter

b. Photographs, undated, 6 prints

8. Martin, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church and its Native missions, 1922, 1955, 1957, 1961, 1966, 6 letters

9. Mission, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1933-1977, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1942-1943, 7 letters

b. Articles of incorporation and deeds, 1933-1934, 1937, 1942, 1955

c. Photographs, 1939, 1977, undated, 4 prints

10. Oglala, Our Lady of the Sioux Mission, 1944, undated, 3 photographs

11. Parmelee, St. Agnes Mission, undated, 2 photographs

12. Pine Ridge, Holy Rosary Church and School and its Native missions, 1916-1947, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1916-1917, 1919-1920, 1928, 1939-1942, 1944-1947, 61 letters; major correspondents include Rev. Francis J. Collins, S.J., and Bishop John J. Lawler

b. Photographs, undated, 39 prints

13. Pine Ridge, Sacred Heart Church, 1942, 1958, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1942, 2 letters

b. Photographs, 1958, 2 prints

14. Plainview, Sioux Spiritual Center, 1975, 1977, undated, 1 folder:

a. Articles of incorporation, 1977

b. Clippings, 1975, undated

15. Porcupine, Christ the King Church, 1917-1969, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1917, 1929-1932, 1939-1943, 1945-1946, 1969, 41 letters; major correspondents include Rev. Leo C. Cunningham, S.J., Rev. Louis E. Meyer, S.J., Rev. William Fitzgerald, S.J., and Bishop John J. Lawler

b. Photographs, 1929, 1938, undated, 4 prints

16. Rapid City, St. Isaac Jogues Church and Mother Butler Center, 1949-1980, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1949-1950, 5 letters

b. Articles of incorporation, deeds, abstracts, 1950-1951, 1954

c. Publications and clippings, 1972, 1975, 1980, undated

d. Photographs, 1970s, undated, 80 prints

17. Ridgeview, St. Joseph Mission, 1928-1929, 5 letters

18. Rosebud, St. Bridget Mission, 1923, undated, 1 folder:

a. Photographs, 1923, undated, 3 prints

b. Historical notes, undated

19. St. Francis, St. Francis Mission and School and its Native missions, 1932-1958, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1932, 1934, 1939-1947, 1951, 1957-1958, 61 letters; major correspondents include Rev. M.A. Connell, S.J., and Bishop John Lawler

b. Historical notes, undated

c. Photographs, undated, 28 prints

20. Wanblee, St. Ignatius Loyola Mission, 1920-1921, 1932, 1946, 1949-1950, 1952-1953, 1955, 1957-1958, 1961, 29 letters: major correspondents include Bishop John Lawler, Bishop William McCarty, and the Catholic Mutual Relief Society

21. White Horse, St. Therese Mission, 1920-1960, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1920, 1956, 1960, 6 letters

b. Deed, 1955

c. Photographs, undated, 3 prints

22. White River, Sacred Heart Church and its Native missions, 1919-1982, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1919-1921, 1930-1931, 1933, 1937, 1941-1942, 1944-1945, 1947, 1958, 1978-1979, 1982, 57 letters

b. Articles of incorporation, deeds, and abstracts, 1929, 1933, 1937: for St. Peter Mission, Wood

c. Historical notes, undated

B. Inactive Parishes, 1917-1971, undated, .1 cubic foot:

1. Chamberlain, St. Joseph's Indian School, 1939-1941, 1946-1947, 20 letters: major correspondents include Rev. Joseph Speyer, S.C.J., and Bishop John Lawler

2. Cheyenne Agency, Corpus Christi Church and its Native missions, 1919-1954, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1919, 1921, 1924, 1942-1944, 1949, 1954, 19 letters; major correspondents include Rev. Joseph H. Golden, Rev. Joseph Jene, and Bishop John Lawler

b. Photographs, 1940s, undated, 24 prints

3. Four Bears, St. Catherine mission, 1924, 1955, 4 letters

4. Kenel, Assumption/ St. Benedict Church, 1922-1971, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1922-1923, 1925, 1931, 1939-1942, 1944, 1947, 1961, 1970-1971, 63 letters; major correspondents include Rev. Othmar Buerkler, O.S.B., Rev. Victor Heinen, O.S.B., and Bishop John Lawler

b. Photographs, undated, 2 prints

5. La Plant, St. Mary Church, 1921-1947, undated, 1 folder:

a. Correspondence, 1921, 1923-1924, 1944, 1947, 11 letters; major correspondents include Rev. Patrick O'Neil and Bishop John J. Lawler

b. Articles of incorporation, 1921

c. Photographs, undated, 2 prints

6. Mossman, St. Joseph Mission, 1917, 1 letter

/3 Priests' Files

Inclusive dates: ca.1902-ongoing

Volume: Approximately .5 cubic foot

Description: Arranged alphabetically by surname. All files contain biographical and personal records. However, some also include correspondence about Native missions and schools.

 

/4 Financial and Statistical Records 

Inclusive dates: 1934- ongoing 

Volume: Approximately .5 cubic foot 

Description: Contains annual reports from the Native missions to the diocese, which are arranged chronologically and there under alphabetically by parish or mission.   

 

/5 Photographs

Inclusive dates: Majority from the 1930s-1950s

Volume: Approximately 300-400 prints

Description: These photographs are unprocessed.

 

/6 Diocesan Newspaper

Inclusive dates: 1973-ongoing 

Volume: Over .1 cubic foot 

Description: The monthly West River Catholic regularly contained articles of interest to Native Americans. It featured a Dakota-Lakota language pastoral column, 1980s-1990s; a pastoral column by Bishop Chaput (Potawatomi), 1988-1997; and articles regarding the canonization cause of Nicholas Black Elk (Oglala Lakota), 2016-present.

 

Although a ministry of the Diocese of Rapid City, the Marquette University Archives, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, administers the archival records of The Sioux Spiritual Center, http://www.marquette.edu/library/collections/archives/Special_Collections/chri stianity_and_native_america.html.

 

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.

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