The Life and Times of Kateri Tekakwitha

The Life and Times of Kateri Tekakwitha

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"[...] Above the spring at Fonda, on the high plateau where is now the well-tilled farm, stood, two centuries ago, the log-built palisades of ancient Caughnawaga. In tall and close-set ranks they serve to hide from view and shield from ambush the long, low Indian houses, twenty-four in number. "Double stockadoed round, with four ports," as when the traveller Greenhalgh saw the place in 1677, "and a bow-shot from the river," stands the strong Mohawk castle. The blackened stumps that now dot the sunny hillside of the Cayudutta change into the old-time, mighty forest, and present a scene that is full of life; for down a well-worn footpath come the Indian girls to fill their jugs at the spring, -afterwards to be known as Tekakwitha's Spring. These dusky Caughnawaga maidens have the well-known Indian features strongly marked, -the high cheek bones, the dull red skin, and soft dark eyes;[...].show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 299g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150752658X
  • 9781507526583