GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-32

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church
619 North Main Avenue (physical address)
525 East Chestnut Street (mailing address)
Sisseton, SD 57262

Phone: 605-698-7206
Email: sissetoncath.office@gmail.com

 

History: St. Kateri Tekakwitha/ St. Catherine Church, Sisseton, founded 1960; shares clergy and office with St. Peter’s, Sisseton.

 

History of St. Catherine Church and the Lake Traverse Reservation

1883-1886

Sioux Falls diocesan priests visited the Lake Traverse/ Sisseton Reservation (Sisseton-Wahpeton) from St. John’s, Wahpeton, North Dakota   

1886-ca. 1890

Sioux Falls diocesan priests visited the reservation from St. Mary's, Beardsley, Minnesota 1894-1906 Diocesan priests established and attended St. Andrew Mission, Veblen, from Sisseton  

1895-1904

Ursulines (unknown) established and staffed St. Andrew School, Sisseton

1901

Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Sisseton, was built

1906-1913

Sioux Falls diocesan priests attended St. Matthew/ St. Andrew’s, Veblen, from St. John’s, Britton, South Dakota

1913-1915

Became a parish; Sioux Falls diocesan priests administered St. Matthew Church

1923-1965 (closed)

Oblates of Mary Immaculate established and attended St. Benedict Mission, Peevey Ranch

1935-1938 (closed)

Oblates of Mary Immaculate established and attended Our Lady of the Snows Mission  

1956-present

Oblates of Mary Immaculate established and attended St. Joseph Mission, Pickeral Lake

1958-present

Oblates of Mary Immaculate established and administered St. Catherine Mission, Sisseton

1979-1989

Sister Irene (Kathryn) De Marrais, S.D.S. [Sisters of the Divine Savior] (Sisseton and Wahpeton), established and administered the Johnson O’Malley Pre-School

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1895-omgoing

Volume: At least .3 cubic foot

Description: The records at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church were not organized according to a classification scheme when reviewed by a Marquette University archivist, 1980. Consequently, the description is by record type.

 

/1 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1895- ongoing

Volume: At least 3 volumes

Description: For St. Catherine Mission, St. Matthew/ St. Andrew Mission, St. Benedict Mission, Our Lady of the Snows Mission, and St. Joseph Mission; baptisms, 1895-ongoing; marriages, 1900- ongoing; deaths 1956- ongoing; first communions, 1944- ongoing

 

/2 Photographs

Inclusive dates: 1976-ongoing

Volume: At least 2 scrapbooks containing 175 prints

Description: Subjects include "summer camp" and various festivals and celebrations.

 

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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