‘Lily of the Mohawks’--In the 17th century, Kateri Tekakwitha was known as “Lily of the Mohawks,” a Catholic convert scarred by smallpox and ostracized by her tribe but unshaken in her faith. She is now known as St. Catherine Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
The Mohawk Nation is one of 5 founding nations of the Iroquois Confederacy formed by the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca. The Mohawks guarded the territory in the East and became known as the "Eastern Doorkeepers". The Mohawk Flag is said to have been designed for all First Nations. The single feather represents "all of one mind". Deganawida (The Great Peacemaker) wanted all First Nations Peoples to be under the Great Law of Peace.
Her Majesty's Royal Chapel of the Mohawks is the oldest building in Ontario and the first Protestant Church in Upper Canada. It is one of six Chapels Royal outside of the United Kingdom, one of two in Canada, the other being Christ Church Royal Chapel in Deseronto, Ontario. In 1981 the chapel was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.