GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-9

Gregory County Catholic Community
St. Joseph Church
414 Church Avenue
Gregory, SD 57533

Phone: 605-835-9290

 

History: The Gregory County Catholic Community is comprised of the four churches, Immaculate Conception Church, Bonesteel, Sacred Heart Church, Burke, St. Anthony Church, Fairfax, and St. Joseph Church, Gregory, in the Diocese of Rapid City (Archives: Rapid City, South Dakota). Rapid City diocesan priests at St. Joseph Church, Gregory, have attended to the parishes. Previously, Rapid City diocesan priests at the parishes had attended to St. Francis Xavier Mission (Brulé Lakota), Ponca Creek, Ponca Creek, Gregory County.

1943-1962

Rapid City diocesan priests at Sacred Heart, Burke, attended to St. Francis Xavier

1962-1971

Rapid City diocesan priests at St. John’s, Herrick, attended to St. Francis Xavier

1971-unknown (closed)

Rapid City diocesan priests at Immaculate Conception, Bonesteel, attended to St. Francis Xavier

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1943-ongoing

Volume: At least 2 volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for the parishioners of St. Francis Xavier Mission, Ponca Creek. When inspected by a Marquette University archivist, 1980, the volumes were still held at Sacred Heart Church, for 1943-1971, and Immaculate Conception Church, Bonesteel, for 1971-present.

 

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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