Publisher description for Mohawk Saint : Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits / Allan Greer.

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Mohawk Saint is the story of Catherine Tekakwitha, a Mohawk woman born at a time of cataclysmic change, as Native Americans of the northeast experienced the effects of European contact and colonization. A convert to Catholicism in the 1670s, she embarked on a physically and mentally grueling program of self-denial, aiming to capture the spiritual power of the newcomers from across the sea. Her story intersects with that of Claude Chauchetiere, a French Jesuit who became convinced that Tekakwitha was a genuine saint. Today Tekakwitha is considered the first Native American saint and has a wide following in the Americas.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Tekakwitha, Kateri, -- 1656-1680.
Mohawk women -- Biography.
Mohawk Indians -- Religion.
Women saints -- New York (State) -- Biography.
ChauchetiŠere, Claude, -- 1645-1709.
Jesuits -- Missions -- New York (State) -- History.