Giswalda Kramer

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Great Falls-Billings MT

First named publicly as accused by the Great Falls-Billings diocese on its list 8/21/18. Born 3/25/1903; entered the School Sisters of St Francis (SSSF/OSF) of St Joseph Convent in 1921. Began teaching in Nebraska and was sent in 1933 with 5 other nuns to teach at the St Labre Mission on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. In 1936 she was sent as superior and principal of St Paul’s Mission School on the Fort Belknap Reservation. She brought the grammar school up to state standard and founded St Paul’s Mission High School. Adopted into the Gros Ventre tribe in 1951, given the name Pipe Woman. Earned Masters of Education from Montana State University in 1955. Principal of the Year in 1987 (1 of 20 in the US). Died 11/27/1988.

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