Saint Kateri Tekawitha statue

St Kateri Tekawitha San Xavier Del Bac

I’ve seen and photographed this wooden sculpture of the Saint Kateri Tekawitha, displayed inside the Mission San Xavier del Bac, Arizona. The mission is a beautiful historic Spanish Catholic religious complex. Padre Eusebio Kino established it in 1692 in the Tohono O’odham San Xavier Indian Reservation. History says that born in 1656, Kateri Tekawitha was …

Native American Turtle Hair Ornament

Native American Turtle Ornament

Native American Turtle Hair Ornament Turtle symbolism The turtle has a lot of significance in Native American cultures. For them it represents strength and fertility. Similarly, they believe that it has the power of defying death. Some consider the American continent as being the Turtle Island, yet to be discovered. – True or not, the …