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The Wilderness Nativity : A Story of Christmas

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ISBN: 0595321372
Издательство: iUniverse, Inc.
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 258
Book DescriptionWhat does Meredosia, a town on the Illinois River, and a beatified Mohawk woman have in common? You can discover the answer in The Wilderness Nativity . Based upon inspiring yet obscure historical facts, it is the story of courageous men and women in early American history. Set in Meredosia, a small Illinois town whose name is derived from the French Mare D'Osia, the story links well-known historical figures of America's past with a centuries old tradition. Real men like Father Marquette, Louis Joliet, La Salle, and his lieutenant Henri Tonti contribute to the roots of the tradition. Real women like Kateri Tekawitha, the "Lily of the Mohawks" and Catholic patroness of ecology, provide inspiration that survives even today in the story. It is an enduring love story between an Iroquois maiden and a Scottish mercenary against the backdrop of the Great Iroquois Raid of 1676. Self-sacrificing Jesuit Priests risk death and mutilation to minister to the natives of...