This Month in History
February – “Canŋápopa Wi”
The Moon of the Popping Trees
(Water in trees freezes and makes a popping/cracking noise during the winter.)
Feb. 2, 1891 – First mass in the new church at St. Francis, SD, planned and superintended by Bro. H. Wissing, S.J.
Feb. 2, 1983 – Bro. Chapman’s Golden Jubilee in the Society of Jesus at St. Francis Mission, St. Francis, SD.
Feb. 3, 1971 – First day of classes a Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Reservation.
Feb. 8, 1887 – Congress institutes the Dawes General Allotment Act.
Feb. 10, 1905 – Bro. Joseph Schwarzler born in Sulz, Austria.
Feb. 14, 1968 – Education Center across the road from St. Francis Mission burns up to ground, quickly replaced twice former size by insurance funds.
Feb. 17, 1960 – Silas Left Hand Bull sent an Indian name “Thunder Bird” and a pair of beaded moccasins to Pope John XXIIII via Father Smetrus, Director Jesuit Missions in Rome.
Feb. 26, 1890 – Bishop Martin Marty, O.S.B. blessed the new St. Charles Borromeo Church at St. Francis, South Dakota.