Item #967 The Song of Tekakwitha, Venerable Kateri Tekakwitha, The Lily of the Mohawks. Robert E. Holland, S. J.
The Song of Tekakwitha, Venerable Kateri Tekakwitha, The Lily of the Mohawks
The Song of Tekakwitha, Venerable Kateri Tekakwitha, The Lily of the Mohawks

The Song of Tekakwitha, Venerable Kateri Tekakwitha, The Lily of the Mohawks

New York: Fordham University Press, Nov. 6, 1941. Color illustrated by Le Roy H. Appleton. Stated First Editon. Tall 8vo. 10" x 6-1/2". Decorated blue printed endpapers. Very slight lean and two barely visible stains on front cover. Interior fine. / Dust jacket lightly soiled. A little ruffled, with some shallow chipping. Item #967

The Song of Tekakwitha is a poem, narrative of the life of Venerable Kateri Tekakwitha, some 3680 lines, written in the celebrated Kalevala meter used by Longfellow for The Song of Hiawatha. The idea to attempt for Kateri, a real heroine of our American forest, what Longfellow had done for his Indian youth of legendary prowess, came to the author more than two years ago, while he was engaged on the pleasant task of editing for press the English translation of the monumental collection of the documentary evidence presented to the Holy See in support of the petition for raising the Lily of the Mohawks to the Honors of the Altar. This great book, The Positio, was his source material for telling in the charming verse-form of the Hiawatha tales, the authentic story of the first native-born American to the honored as Kateri Tekakwitha was, when on June 9, 1942, word was received that pronouncement had been made upon the heroicity of the virtues of this saintly Indian maiden: She may now be styled Venerable.

Price: $75.00