Research Permission and Access Forms:
If you are interested in accessing the full database mentioned above or if you wish to visit the museum to work with some of the objects there please fill out these forms. The museum fax number is: 605 747-5057.
Information from the museum and its associated electronic database may be used by individual researchers or research groups, but they may not be repackaged, sold, or redistributed in any form without the express written consent of the Buechel Memorial Lakota museum. If any of the data are used in an analysis or report, the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged, and the Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum must be notified. All photographs are copyright © Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum, with all rights reserved. Written permission must be obtained for all uses. For information on the use of data and images, please contact the Museum Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please also provide the Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum with copies of any publications resulting from the use of this information.
Research Rquests (Adobe Acrobat PDF) (Microsoft Word): Please print, fill out, and then mail or fax this form to the museum if you want to do research either with the virtual collection or at the Museum itself.
Research Details (Adobe Acrobat PDF) (Microsoft Word): Please print, fill out, and then mail or fax this form to the museum if you want to do research either with the virtual collection or at the Museum itself.
Rules for Handling Artifacts (Adobe Acrobat PDF) (Microsoft Word): Please print, fill out, and then mail or fax this form to the museum if you want to work directly with the artifacts during a museum visit.
We keep a full set of microfilm docuemnts pertaining to St. Francis Mission. The originals are stored at Marquette University. This material may be used on our premesis. This is a listing of our current microfilm holdings:
Holy Rosary Mission, Pine Ridge:
St. Francis Mission, Rosebud:
Marquette University Archives maintains the archives from Holy Rosary and Saint Francis Missions. They have additional holdings from the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions.
St. Francis Mission: Explore this online visual database of images from St. Francis and Holy Rosary.
Holy Rosary Mission: Explore this online visual database of images from Holy Rosary Mission, Red Cloud Indian School and St. Francis Mission.
The Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum is developing a virtual library of texts related to the museum collection. We post these texts here as well as within the context of specific exhibits.
Lakota Names and Traditional Uses of Native Plants by Sicangu (Brule) People in the Rosebud Area, South Dakota: A Study Based on Eugene Buechel's collection of plants of Rosebud around 1920. Dilwyn J. Rodgers.
Fr. Eugene Buechel, S.J. Memorial Museum - this is a catalogue of the Buechel collection published in 1973, before the renaming of the museum to the Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum and before the construction of the new museum addition.
Hanbelachia - this is a book of poetry produced by Father James Janda, a former Jesuit who was assigned to St. Francis Mission as a scholastic from 1966 to 1969. The collection of poems was first published in 1978 as Chapbook Number 6 by Blue Cloud Quarterly, Marvin, South Dakota and is electronically reproduced here with permission of the author who retains copyright.
Here are resources located in other instutions that are relevant to St. Francis Mission and the Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum.
The Indian Sentinel 1902-1962 - This site provides electronic copies of the entire set of magazines. Many of the issues have articles relevant to St. Francis and Holy Rosary Mission. The site is hosted by Marquette University Archives.
St. Francis Mission Digital Image Collection - This site provides images from St. Francis Mision photographed by Jesutis and others at the mission. The site is hosted by Marquette University Archives.
Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Digital Image Collection - This site provides images from the Bureau of a wide range of Indian reservations including St. Francis. The site is hosted by Marquette University Archives.
If you plan to use the Museum for research please contact us -- especially if you will be here in the winter time as we are not normally open to the public but will make the best arrangements possible for you.