GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Wyoming: WY-3

Buffalo Bill Center of the West. McCraken Research Library
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414

Phone: 307-578-4059
Email: See website (Research)
Alternative website: Rocky Mountain Online Archive

 

Hours: See website (Research)

Access: Some restrictions may apply 

Copying facilities: Yes 

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1865-1992, undated 

Volume: Ca. .6 cubic foot  

Description: 4 collections include Native Catholic records: 

 

/1 “Black, Anne, Collection, MS 4”

Inclusive dates: Between 1887-1910

Volume: Few letters

Description: Within 15 letter-book volumes of U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Records of the Northern Cheyenne/ Tongue River Indian Agency, collected by Black; include occasional references to Ursulines and Cheyenne Indian students at St. Labre School, Ashland, Montana. 

 

/2 “Huffman, L.A. Collection”

Inclusive dates: undated

Volume: At least 1 photograph

Description: No. 129, “Old Catholic mission [St. Labre Mission] with sisters [Ursulines], Tongue River, Montana,” undated

 

/3 “Plains Indian Seminar”

Inclusive dates: 1986, 1992 

Volume: 20 videocassettes and 1 volume

Description:

A. “1992, The Artist and the Missionary: a Native American and EuroAmerican Cultural Exchange,” 1992, 1994; 9 videocassettes and 1 volume published proceedings; presentations on missionary and Native interaction; topics include Christian teaching devices, Wind River Reservation missions (Arapaho, Shoshoni), St. Francis Mission (Brulé Lakota, St. Francis, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota), and Jesuit missionaries.

B. “Reflections of the People [video recording]: the Plains Indians and their Photographers,” 1986; 11 videocassettes; presentations on photographers and their photographs of Plains Indians, including a presentation by Brother C.M. Simon, S.J. [Jesuits], of Red Cloud Indian School (Oglala Lakota), Pine Ridge, South Dakota, on the use of mission school photographs.

 

/4 St. Stephen’s Mission Records

Inclusive dates: 1865-1985

Volume: 9 reels of microfilm

Description: Microfilm collection, re: Arapaho and Shoshoni Indians, Jesuits, and Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia; from Marquette University Special Collections and Archives, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

 

/5 Digital Collections

Inclusive dates:

Volume: 2 items

Description: Pertain to Nicholas Black Elk, in part (keyword search: “Black Elk”)

A. “Indian Warriors and Tepees,” P327.0014 in MS 327 James Wojtowicz Collection; image print from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West by Elliott & Frey, London, 1887; 15 Native men in front of tipis; verso description: “Black Elk 6th from left.”

B. “North American Indians.” “A page from the Souvenir Album of the visit of Her Majesty Queen Victoria to the American Exhibition in London, England containing a list of Native Americans associated with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.” Black Elk’s name is listed as, “Harka-sapa Black Elk.”

 

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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