Today the 17the century Mohawk Kateri Tekakwitha is canonized in the Roman Catholic Church. She is the first Native American woman saint. Kateri was the daughter of a Mohawk father and Algonquian Christian mother, and lived at Ossernenon, a hilltop village at what is now Auriesville, NY. Ossernenon was also the site of the martyrdom of St. Isaac Jogues 10 years before Kateri's birth. When the chief forbade Christian prayer, Kateri lined up stones in the form of a rosary in the woods. At the age of 20, she was baptized, and then fled to the mission village Kahnawake near Montreal.