More than125 years of dedicated service to the American Indians - that is the record of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions. It was about June 14, 1881, when the Bureau legally began to exist under the general incorporation laws of the United States.
From the earliest days, the Catholic Church has been interested in Indian people.
The Bureau’s history has been well preserved, and what took place during those years has attracted the attention of many scholars. Today historians and researchers continue to publish books based on the Bureau accounts.
From the earliest days, the Catholic Church has been interested in Indian people. There is a great tradition of evangelization and pastoral care that began with the Spanish explorers and continues to the present day.
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