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Lily of the Mohawks: Kateri, an Adirondack Saint?

If you find yourself driving down Route 5 near Fonda, NY you may come across the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine. This modest grouping of buildings were named for the 17th century Mohawk Kateri upon her beatification in 1980. Beatification is the second step in the establishment of sainthood, and as such Kateri’s full title is … Continue reading »

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“Adirondack” Evolution: From Epithet to Honor

Adirondack is a name that is known to many, yet understood by few. How the mountains earned their name may surprise you.. The Answer: Racism.   As mentioned in the overview, the Mohawk nation inhabited the area prior to European contact. While the Mohawk were members of the Iroquois League, they still had their rivals. … Continue reading »

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