GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-35

Immaculate Conception Church
206 Crow Creek Loop
Stephan, SD 57346

Phone: 605-852-2216
Email: pastteam@gwtc.net

 

History:

1884-1885

Sioux Falls diocesan priests visited the Crow Creek Reservation (Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota) from Ss. Peter and Paul, Pierre

1887-1971 (transferred to a Community corporation)

Benedictine Sisters (Yankton, South Dakota) established and administered Immaculate Conception School (Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Crow Creek Reservation

1887-1997

Benedictines (St. Meinrad Abbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana, 1887-1954; Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, South Dakota, 1954-) established and administered Immaculate Conception Church/ Mission  

1997-unknown

Priests of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart (U.S. Province, Hales Corners, Wisconsin) administered Immaculate Conception

Unknown-present

Sioux Falls diocesan priests administered Immaculate Conception

Benedictines from Immaculate Conception attended the following Indian missions and stations in South Dakota:

1892-1896 (became a parish)

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

1894-1896 (transferred to Corpus Christi, Cheyenne Agency)

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

1895-1923 (became a parish)

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

1897-1961 (became a parish) 

St. Joseph Mission (Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Fort Thompson/ Crow Creek, Crow Creek Reservation

ca. 1908-1913 (became a mission)

Fort George station (Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton), Crow Creek Reservation

1913-1923 (transferred to St. Mary's, Lower Brule)

Divine Infant Mission (Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Fort George, Crow Creek Reservation

ca. 1915-1917 (transferred to St. John's, Pierre)

Big Bend station (Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Crow Creek Reservation

1917-1921 (became a parish)

St. Paul Mission (Yankton Dakota), Marty/ Ravinia

1917-1921 (transferred to St. Paul's, Marty)

St. John Mission (Yankton Dakota), Greenwood

1917-1921 (transferred to St. Paul's, Marty)

St. Francis Solano Mission (Yankton Dakota), White Swan

1917-1961 (transferred to St. John's, Pierre)

Sacred Heart Mission (Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Big Bend, Crow Creek Reservation

1920-1921 (transferred to St. Paul's, Marty)

Ravinia Day School (Yankton Dakota), Ravinia

1923-1946 (closed)

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

1936-ca. 1957 (closed)

Good Shepherd Mission (Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Grace Mission

1956-1961 (became a parish)

St. John Mission (Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Pierre

1975-1982 (closed)

St. John Mission (Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Pierre

1975-present (became a parish?)

St. Catherine/ Sacred Heart Mission (Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Big Bend, Crow Creek Reservation

1975-present

Pierre Government Indian School (Dakota, Lakota)

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1884-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records for Immaculate Conception and its Native American missions and stations; baptisms and marriages, 1884-present; deaths, 1898-present; includes sacramental records of St. John Church, Pierre, 1961-1975.

 

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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