GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Washington: WA-15

Sacred Heart Mission
P.O. Box 70
Nespelem, WA 99155

Phone: 509-634-4249

 

History: Sacred Heart Mission, Nespelem, Colville Reservation, Washington, has been a predominantly Native American parish in the Diocese of Spokane (Archives: Spokane, Washington).

1915-1930

Jesuits (California, Oregon Provinces) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) established and administered Sacred Heart Mission (Chelan, Entiat, Methow, Nespelim, Nez Perce, Okanogan, Paloos, Sanpoil, Senijextee, Wenatchi), Nespelem, Colville Reservation

1930-1938

Jesuits at St. Francis, Colville, attended Sacred Heart

1938-present

Jesuits have administered Sacred Heart Mission

1949

A fire at Sacred Heart destroyed earlier parish records

Jesuits at Sacred Heart attended to the following missions (Chelan, Entiat, Methow, Nespelim, Nez Perce, Okanogan, Paloos, Sanpoil, Senijextee, Wenatchi) on the Colville Reservation: 

1916-1990 (became a parish)

St. Rose of Lima Mission, Keller

1938-1950 (closed)

St. Ignatius Mission, Rogers Bar

1979-2010s

St. Joseph Mission, Omak

2010s-present

St. Rose of Lima Mission, Keller

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1886-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of Sacred Heart Church and St. Rose of Lima, St. Ignatius and St. Joseph Missions, 1949-ongoing.

 

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

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