A Song for Kateri




Kateri Tekahkwi:tha, known as the Lily of the Mohawks, will be canonized in October 2012, becoming the first American Indian to achieve sainthood. Kateri lived from 1656 to 1680. When she died, it is said that her face, once disfigured by smallpox, became beautiful, her first miracle.  We honor her and reclaim her as a woman of the Iroquois nation, daughter of Algonquin and Mohawk parents and a manifestation of the sky world on earth. The sun-above-the-sky-awake, rises over her to re-awaken our people to our culture and traditions. The Mohawk clans, Bear, Turtle and Wolf watch over her. We burn the sacred tobacco for her spirit. A daughter of Turtle Island and Turtle clan, we wish her well on her path among the stars, on her journey to the next world.

We are the stars which sing.

We sing with our light;

We are the birds of fire,

We fly over the sky

Our light is a voice;

We make a road

For the spirit to pass over.

-Algonquian song of the stars


9 x 12 inch matted offset prints with stories on the back. (Image size 5 x 7 with the exception of the “Sandhill Crane Dance”, image size 3.5 x 8.5) Available with your choice of three mat colors, periwinkle blue, teal green, or oyster. Please specify mat color in the notes section as you are checking out. Each print comes in a protective clear bag.

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Dimensions 12 × 9 in