Our Savior's Lutheran Church

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Our Savior's Lutheran Church



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This folder includes a bulletin from 1968, various “Tepee Smoke” congregational newsletters 1963-1970, 1976 and 1980, “The Lamplighter” newsletter from March 16, 1967, the story of the church, an insert about the church from a booklet, “A New Approach to Indian Education," bulletin from the 50th anniversary of the church in Rocky Boy Reservation, “Three Messages on the Indigenous Church Among the Indians," a copy of a newspaper clipping about Malcolm Mitchell, the 23rd Psalm in “Indian Style," various newspaper clippings, and the "Story of Yellowbird" document.

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A non-denominational Christian Mission was established on the Rocky Boy Reservation in 1920 by the national Indian Mission Association. A log chapel and parsonage were built in the summer of 1921. Malcolm Mitchell (Yellowbird) was the mission’s first convert and served as interpreter during services until his death in 1976. As the ministry grew, many of the people expressed a desire to become a congregation, and this resulted in the formal organization of Our Saviour’s on May 4, 1958. The congregation sponsored a sewing club, a beadwork business, youth groups, and an active Lutheran women’s group.

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