GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Wisconsin: WI-37

Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother. St. Clare of Assisi Region
815 South Westhaven Drive, Suite 100
Oshkosh, WI 54904

Phone: 920-230-2040
Email: See website

 

History: Mother Frances Streitel founded the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother (of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi) in Italy, 1883-1885. Its sisters have self-identified with the post-nominal initials, “S.S.M.” and made their first U.S. foundations in Kansas and Wisconsin, 1890.

Sister Margaret Troy, S.S.M., served as director of the Siggenauk Center (Menominee, Ojibwa, Winnebago [Ho Chunk], and others), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1980-1988 (closed), and continued her Native American ministry on the Forest County Reservation (Potawatomi), Crandon, Wisconsin, and Congregation of the Great Spirit (e.g. Winnebago [Ho Chunk], Menominee, Ojibwa), Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Unknown. 

 

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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