GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-27

St. Isaac Jogues Church and Mother Butler Center
221 Knollwood Drive
Rapid City, SD 57701
P.O. Box 1304
Rapid City, SD 57709

Phone: 605-343-2165

 

History: St. Isaac Jogues Church and Mother Butler Center, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, has been a predominantly Native American parish and community center in the Diocese of Rapid City (Archives: Rapid City, South Dakota).

1949-1957

Jesuits (Wisconsin Province) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) established and administered the Mother Butler Center and Chapel (Brulé, Hunkpapa, Oglala, Sans Arc)

1949-1970

Daughters of the Heart of Mary (Archives: Holyoke, Massachusetts) served at the Center

1957-present

Became a parish; Jesuits (Central Province) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) administered St. Isaac Jogues Church and Mother Butler Center (Brulé, Hunkpapa, Oglala, Sans Arc)

1972

A flood severely damaged St. Isaac Jogues and the Mother Butler Center, which relocated to its present location

Jesuits at St. Isaac Jogues attended the U.S. Sioux Sanatorium (Brulé, Hunkpapa, Oglala, Sans Arc), 1955-present.

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1949-ongoing

Volume: At least 5 volumes

Description: Sacramental records for the Native American parishioners of St. Isaac Jogues Church and the U.S. Sioux Sanatorium: baptisms and marriages, 1949-present; deaths, 1972-ongoing; first communions, 1950-ongoing; confirmations, 1952-ongoing; pre-1972 sacramental books are badly water damaged.

Marquette University Special Collections and Archives, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serves as the archival repository for St. Isaac Jogues Church.

 

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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