Saint Kateri Tekahkwi: tha (Kateri Tekakwitha) was a Mohawk woman born in the 17th century| at the height of major colonial conflicts in North America.Baptized by Jesuit missionaries| her life became such an example of religious piety that she was beatified by Pope John Paul II three centuries after her death.
She was canonized in 2012.
Mohawk author Darren Bonaparte has written a biography of the “Lily of the Mohawks” that places it in the context of her people’s history.
It is a study of the historical documents written by the priests who knew her personally.
The book features original illustrations by Mohawk artist Ross Kakwirakeron Montour.