The Jesuit House
The Jesuit House stood to the west of the St. Ignatius Mission church. All of the Jesuits on the reservation lived in this building and even some classes were taught within the house. For boys that ran away, McNickle notes that punishments and detentions were often served in room within the Jesuit house that forced Native boys "to think about what they've done in solitude" (McNickle, 106).
These four images show the stark divide of the quality of living between the Jesuits and the Native Peoples who were set up to live on the outskirts of the mission grounds. The Jesuit missionaries often helped the Native peoples to build their huts but provided them with no materials. If the Jesuit missionaries were their for the betterment of Native societies, than they would have provided them a bettwe life outside of the mission grounds. Assimilation to the mission should not be the only garuntee of livable housing conditions.