Kateri Tekakwitha

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  • Kateri Tekakwitha Biography

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    Kateri Tekakwitha was born in 1656 to an Algonquian mother and Mohawk father. Tekakwitha was the name given by her Mohawk people. It translates to "she who bumps into things." She was born in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon west of present-day Auriesville, New York. She was the daughter of Kenneronkwa, a Mohawk chief, and Tagaskouita, an Algonquin woman. Mohawk warriors recaptured Tagaskouita after she was baptized Roman Catholic and educated by French missionaries east of Montreal, eventually marrying

  • Katherine Tekakwitha Research Paper

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    Tekakwitha, Katherine Katherine Tekakwitha, known to Catholics as St. Kateri Tekakwitha and called by them the “Lily of the Mohawks,” was born at Ossernenon (now Auriesville, New York) in 1656. Her mother, Tagaskouita, was an Alqonquin native American and a Christian. Her father, Kenneronkwa, was a Mohawk chief and followed traditional native practices. She received her given name of “Tekakwitha” (which means “she who bumps into things”) after a bout with smallpox when she was four damaged her eyesight

  • Mohawk Saint And The Unredeemed Captive

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    Throughout the stories told in both Mohawk Saint and The Unredeemed Captive, the unintended consequences of attempting to convert the American Indians to Christianity are powerful players in the unfolding events. When these Christian groups arrived in the New World, they came armed with the word of God that they wished to share among a group of people that have never before encountered the concept of Christianity. While eventually these relationships improved and Christians and American Indians began

  • Skins : Contemporary Indigenous Writing

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    Kateri akiwenzie-damm Born: 1965 Toronto, Ottawa (Birth Date unknown) Canadian writer, editor, producer, and activist Author works Editor Anthologies Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing. (Editor) with Josie Douglas, 2000 Without Reservation: Indigenous Erotica, 2003 Speaking True: A Kegedonce Press Anthology, 2006 The Stone Collection, 2015 Poetry My Heart is a Stray Bullet, 1993, 2002 bloodriver woman, 1998 Spoken Work standing ground, poetry CD, 2004 Plays A Constellation of Bones,

  • Kateri Tekakwitha's Feast Day

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    Kateri Tekakwitha’s feast day is on July 14. She is the patron Saint of environment and ecology. She is the first Native American Saint that was born in the mohawk village of Ossernenon. Her mother was Algonquin who was a christian and was captured by the Iroquois and took a Chief as her husband. When she was four years old she had smallpox which scarred her skin, almost blinded her, and caused her to wear her recognizable blanket to hide all the scars. During outbreak all of her family died, including

  • Similarities Between Rowlandson And Tekakwitha

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    similarities, but digging deeper there are many differences between Kateri Tekakwitha and Mary Rowlandson’s narratives. On the surface, the similarities are easier to identify, but underneath is where the differences are and the biggest contrast between Rowlandson and Tekakwitha is religion. The most distinct difference between the Rowlandson and Tekakwitha, that also could be interpreted as a similarity, is religion. Kateri Tekakwitha and Mary Rowlandson were both exposed to the Bible and Catholicism

  • Independent Learning Room Research Paper

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    Lederer Independent Learning Room Nov 16, 2017 From her earliest years, Kateri Tekakwitha had a very hard life. Kateri was born in 1656. At the age of four, smallpox devastated her home and killed her entire family. She survived but her face was scarred and her eyesight was damaged permanently. She was raised by her uncle. Because she couldn’t see very well, she had to feel to navigate herself around. Throughout her life, Kateri was headstrong and stubborn. During her childhood, she was quiet and

  • Orenda Essay

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    Joseph Boyden’s novel The Orenda displays the tragedies of warfare, famine, disease, and the slow rise of colonization. The “Orenda” refers to the soul that inhabits all living things and the novel explores the loss of the Huron people’s Orenda as well as their way of living through the rise of Christianity. The colonization of the French people, in this case the priests, is what leads the Huron to lose their Orenda. This is caused by the Huron underestimating the power of Christophe Crow, letting

  • The Dynamics Of Political Correctness Essay

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    Correctly Political: A Look into the Dynamics of Political Correctness      Every American probably knows what it means to be politically correct. After all, we hear about it on the news almost every night. We have to be constantly aware of whether or not something we say or do is going to offend someone. This mode of communication is present in every aspect of our lives, from the most formal to the most informal situations.      This paper will

  • Iroquois Confederacy

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    IROQUOIS CONFEDERACY by Loretta Hall OVERVIEW The Iroquois Confederacy, an association of six linguistically related tribes in the northeastern woodlands, was a sophisticated society of some 5,500 people when the first white explorers encountered it at the beginning of the seventeenth century. The 1990 Census counted 49,038 Iroquois living in the United States, making them the country's eighth most populous Native American group. Although Iroquoian tribes own seven reservations in New York