Lily of the Mohawks
THE ODYSSEY OF AN
UNFORGETTABLE WOMAN IN A SAVAGE LAND
From the sensual, golden splendors of Louis XIV’s Versailles to an untamed America blazing with the French and India wars, here is the enthralling true drama of an embattled Mohawk nation and its daughter, Kateri Tekawitha — who might one day become the first American Indian saint.
America in the 1600s—a raw, new frontier that erupted with bloody violence between the Indian and the white man. For Kateri Tekawitha, Mohawk princess, white men’s wars and white men’s ways had corrupted her people with gunpowder, whiskey, and disease. Yet she saw poetry and beauty in the midst of unimaginable savagery.
Through terrible upheavals, through massacres and rebellions, Kateri would defy her chief and tribe—even the man she loves most—in her battle for a better world. Risking her life, she embraced the god of the “blackrobes” she had once hated and feared. One day her name and miracles would become legend, this Indian beauty who humbled even the aristocratic Jesuit, Pere Claude Chauchetiere, with the power of her divine purity and love.
LILY OF THE MOHAWKS was first published by Bantam Books as a mass market paperback in 1984. Purchase via Amazon. In 2012, Jack Casey revisited this novel in celebration of the news that Tekawitha will be sainted. The new novel, KATERI — LILY OF THE MOHAWKS, was released in paperback by Staff Picks Press on Oct. 18, 2012.