The Lily of the Mohawks and the first Native American saint, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha was born into a family with a Christian Algonquin mother and a pagan Mohawk chief. Smallpox killed her family and left her badly scarred. She ended up under the care of her uncle, another Mohawk chief. She would convert to Christianity when she was nineteen and decided not to marry, instead choosing to devote herself to God. This wasn’t a super popular decision amongst the Mohawks and she was often ridiculed and sometimes they wouldn’t feed her. She eventually fled her village to live in a Jesuit community in Canada. There, she lived a very devout and selfless life until she died, at which point all of her scars disappeared from her skin.
Saint Tekakwitha is about 8.5 inches from head to two and is knitted from a wool/mohair blend and stuffed with polyfil and beans. She’s a little more delicate, being a lily, and should be hand-washed cold, air dried.