Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest
Grand Ronde Register I (1860-1885)
Grand Ronde Register II (1886-1898)
St. Michael the Archangel Parish,
Grand Ronde Indian Reservation,
St. Patrick's Parish, Muddy Valley, Oregon
Edited and annotated by Harriet Duncan Munnick and Stephen Dow Beckham
Portland, OR: Binford & Mort, 1987
This is the sixth volume of Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest.
After the Rogue River Indian Wars (1855-1856), Indians in the western portion of Oregon were forcibly removed to the Siletz and Grand Ronde Indian reservations. In this volume, we find records of Father Adrian Joseph Croquet's mission labors among the Indians on the Grand Ronde and Siletz reservations.
The registers preserve information on the region's native population. The Catholic records predate, by nearly thirty years, the earliest Indian census schedules prepared by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Father Croquet was interested in the tribal affiliations of his parishioners. Throughout most years of his long ministry at the church of St. Michael the Archangel, he recorded the names of the tribes of the Indians whom he baptized, married, or buried. His records document the survivors of the many different tribes and bands that were removed to the reservations in 1856. To see the names of the various tribes, click here.
The book is $25.00, plus postage. To order a copy of this book, click here.
As with all of the Catholic Church records books in this series, there is a complete index of every name found in the registers.
Harriet Munnick and Stephen Dow Beckham prepared biographies of many of the people in the Grand Ronde registers. Find biographies for the following people in this volume:
Cornoyer, Peter Marc
Cow Creek Jake
Garnier, Jean Baptiste
Hudson, John B.
Jeffries, John E.
LaChance, David Narcisse
Maxwell, John W.
Nepessank, Chief Louis
Sands, Martha J.
Voutrin, John Baptiste
St. Paul Mission Historical Society
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