Mohawk Saint: Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits

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Index
Abenakis, 27, 155
Albany (New York). See Fort Orange
Algonquins
assimilated into Iroquois, 27
enemy of Mohawks, 25, 29, 184
Jesuit mission among, 82, 117
in fur trade, 95–96, 98–99
Americans, Native
cultivation of generic identity, 202–3
Apaches, 203, 205
Auriesville (New York)
shrine to Tekakwitha at, 194
baptism
Iroquois views of, 7, 52–53
Jesuit practice of, 6–7, 8–9, 51–52, 82, 107, 209nn6
Bordeaux
Jesuit college of, 64, 67, 69
Brébeuf, Jean de, 6, 8, 23–24, 81–82, 149, 191, 209n17
Bruyas, Jacques, 48, 50, 85, 91–93
Burtin, Nicholas, 197
hagiography of Tekakwitha, 197–98
Canada
contemporary, 200–1, 203
French, 89, 92–93, 98–99, 109, 114, 156, 180, 193, 198 (see also New France)
as place of self-sacrificing mission, 59, 61, 82–86, 172
cannibalism
in European colonial imagination, 184–86 survival, 182–84, 238n28
Caron, Claude, 151, 167
Catherine of Siena
namesake of Tekakwitha, xi, 52–53, 102, 197
mysticism and self-denial of, 73, 120, 122, 166
struggle to preserve virginity, 46, 175
Catholic. See Catholicism, European
Catholicism, European
Counter-Reformation, 63–64, 109, 139, 172–73, 227n42
cult and culture of saints, 18, 22, 148–50, 193
in France, 64, 75, 110, 115, 142, 156
sexuality in, 173–78, 189
Catholics, Native, 201–5
Cayugas, 11–12, 33, 93, 96, 118
celibacy, among women at Kahnawake, 140–42, 144, 174, 181
Champigny, Madame de, 168
Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 190

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Contents xv
  • 1 - Beautiful Death 3
  • 2 - Gandaouagué: a Mohawk Childhood 25
  • 3 - Poitiers: the Making of a Jesuit Mystic 59
  • 4 - Kahnawake: a Christian Iroquois Community 89
  • 5 - Body and Soul 111
  • 6 - Catherine and Her Sisters 125
  • 7 - Curing the Afflicted 147
  • 8 - Virgins and Cannibals 171
  • 9 - Epilogue: [Our Catherine] 193
  • Abbreviations 206
  • Notes 207
  • Index 243
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