St. Francis Mission photograph collection, circa 1902-1905, 1920s-1940s, 1960s

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R74-10
Creators:
Buechel, Eugene
Dates:
circa 1902-1905, 1920s-1940s, 1960s
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
3,800 copy prints
circa
black and white
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Copy photographs depicting buildings, farms, Dakota Indians, and mission school activities in and around the St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation. The majority of the photographs were made by Eugene Buechel, a Jesuit who served at St. Francis and Holy Rosary missions. The collection also includes some photographs by Fr. Salvatore Gentile of a Sun Dance on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
St. Francis Mission was a Jesuit mission established on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota in 1886. The central function of the mission was education, in the form of the St. Francis Mission school. Father Digmann, often referred to as the founder of St. Francis Mission, also established thirty-seven mission stations around the reservation. In 1972 the mission school was turned over to the tribe's community corporation, Sicangu Oyate Ho, Inc., which renamed it St. Francis Indian School.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Copy negatives also available.
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals now in Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries in Milwaukee, WI.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R74-10

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy prints and negatives made by Smithsonian Institution, 1973-1974.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot R74-10, St Francis Indian Mission photograph collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Sioux
Brule

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs of St. Francis Mission may be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4574.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Marquette University's Raynor Memorial Libraries in Milwaukee, WI, holds the records of the St. Francis Mission.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
These photographs were copied from the original negatives in the St. Francis Mission archives, 1973-1974.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dakota Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rosebud Indian Reservation (S.D.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
St. Francis Indian Mission (South Dakota) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gentle, Salvatore Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/