GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-8

St. Joseph Church
817 State Highway 47
P.O. Box 47
Fort Thompson, SD 57339

Phone: 605-245-2350
Email: See Diocese of Sioux Falls website (parishes)

 

History: St. Joseph Church, Fort Thompson, Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota, has been a predominantly Native American (Santee Dakota, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota) parish in the Diocese of Sioux Falls (Archives: Sioux Falls, South Dakota).

1884-1887

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

1887-1897

Benedictines (Blue Cloud Abbey) (Archives: St. Meinrad, Indiana) visited the Crow Creek Reservation from Immaculate Conception, Stephan

1897-1961

Benedictines at Immaculate Conception established and attended to St. Joseph Mission (Santee Dakota, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota)

1961-1980s

Became a parish; Benedictines administered St. Joseph Church

1980s-present

Sioux Falls diocesan priests have administered St. Joseph Church

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1960-ongoing

Volume: At least 1 volume

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, funerals) for Native American parishioners of St. Joseph Church.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives.

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