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Native America Collections

    Through the efforts of the Society of Jesus and other religious orders, the Catholic Church evangelized America’s native peoples on an extraordinary scale resulting in extensive documentation of their languages, histories and cultures.

    Mindful of its mission as a Catholic university and recognizing the value and preservation needs of these unique church resources, Marquette has made a special commitment to preserve these materials.

    Most notable records are:

    • The Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions and the Tekakwitha Conference, two organizations of national and international scope
    • Holy Rosary Mission – Red Cloud Indian School and St. Francis Mission, two Jesuit missions in South Dakota

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