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Augustin Ravoux, Minnesota and Iowa Reminiscences

Letters, lectures, and memoirs of a Catholic missionary among the Sioux Indians


Responding to a call from the Roman Catholic Bishop of Dubuque, Iowa, Monsignor Augustin Ravoux emigrated from France in 1838. This database is a collection of his reminiscences, letters, lectures, and essays between his arrival and 1862. It provides a record of his ministrations among the Sioux Indians in Minnesota and Iowa. Researchers will also find detailed descriptions of Native American culture and Ravoux's attempts to proselytize members of this important Midwest Indian tribe. To those seeking to better understand the life of a frontier missionary, this database can be intriguing and informative.
 •  Henry Sibley, Autobiography  Unfinished autobiography of Minnesota's first governor, Henry Sibley
 •  Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900  Index to marriage records from various Iowa counties between 1851 and 1900.
 •  Albert S. Evans, Life in California  Sketches of life in Golden state, written by an East Coast journalist
 •  George W. Bryan, Recollections of a California Pioneer  The long progress of one pioneer family
 •  Minnesota, 1870  Promotional literature for the state of Minnesota including pictures and maps in 1870
 •  Frank Moore, Reminiscences of St. Paul, Minnesota  Reminiscences of Pioneer Days in St. Paul from the perspective of a newspaper writer.
 •  1850 United States Federal Census  1850 United States Federal Census with links to images of the original surviving population schedules.
 •  E. S. Seymour, Sketches of Minnesota  Collection of sketches describing Minnesota as the "New England of the West."
 •  Jane Swisshelm, Letters of an Abolitionist  Letters written by Jane Swisshelm regarding the abolitionist cause and feminist issues
 •  Harriet Bishop, First Years of Minnesota  Historical sketchesof the early years of Minnesota

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