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The Saint

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the cult of Kateri Tekakwitha, the Mohawk maiden whose tremendous spiritual discipline (which included daily self-flagellation with tree branches, hot coals, and thorns) ... More


Fulfilling the Name

Andrew Newman

in Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter uses onomastics, the study of names, to compare the intersecting stories of two women who lived in the Iroquois-Jesuit mission village of Kahnawake. The Iroquoian concept of requickening ... More


“A Singular Gift from a Savage”

Andrew Newman

in Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Four captivity narratives set in the Great Lakes region during the second half of the eighteenth century feature scenes in which Native Americans present the authors with books. These book ... More


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