GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Whitman Mission National Historic Site
328 Whitman Mission Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362
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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 Brouillet became a director of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, the records of which have been archived by the Marquette University Special Collections and Archives, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.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 otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.