Kateri Tekakwitha

Info about her here:

gosw.about.com/od/santafenewmexico/a/kateri.htm

and on wikipedia:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kateri_Tekakwitha

 

Evidently, Santa Fe’s Archbishop commissioned this statue to honor the "Native American spirit." Not sure why he chose a Mohawk-Algonquian woman rather than a local, but the statue is very striking...

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Taken on October 24, 2010