• Welcome to the Cukierski Family Jesuit Mission Site Blog! As  many of you know, Walt is an avocational archaeologist.  I'm writing the first blog post for him...but..he's taking over after this :) We live on very special "consecrated" land (which was offered to us the year my mom died in...no coincidence!)  In 1667, Father Jacques Bruyas arrived here (on our land) to act as the first missionary to the Oneida Indians.  Soon after his arrival, the Indians built him a chapel which he named St. Francis Xavier (yes, on our...