GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Washington: WA-32

Whitman Mission National Historic Site
328 Whitman Mission Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Phone: 509-522-6360
Email: See website (Contact Us)

 

Hours: See website (Plan Your Visit)

Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes  

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1834-1847, undated 

Volume: Few items 

Description: The “Marcus and Narcissa Whitman Papers” (copies) include commentary on local Catholic missionaries and a map (copy), “Principal Mission and Stations,” 1834-1847, which notes the locations of Catholic and Protestant missions among Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Rev. Henry Spaulding, a Protestant missionary like the Whitmans’, believed that Rev. J.B.A. Brouillet, a Catholic missionary, was involved in a Cayuse Indian plot that resulted in the massacre of Rev. Marcus Whitman. Rev. Brouillet became a director of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, the records of which have been archived by the Marquette University Special Collections and Archives, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

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

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