TEKAKWITHA, KATERI (c. 1656–1680), native American convert to Christianity. Tekakwitha was born in the Iroquoian town of Gandahouhague, near present-day Fonda, New York. Her ...
Tekakwitha, Catherine (Kateri)
Ossernenon (Auriesville), New York
Mohawk Catholic nun and candidate for sainthood
Catherine (Kateri) Tekakwitha was the first Native American...
Kateri Tekakwitha (1656--1680) is the first Native American to be venerated by the Roman Catholic church. As a Christian convert, in an Iroquois community that possessed a longstanding hostility to al...