are used by the Mohawk (Kanienkehaka) people of New York, Ontario and Quebec. Mohawk children are traditionally given a name that is unique to their community, and it is not reused while the bearer is alive. It is considered inappropriate for outsiders to use these names.
TEKAKWITHA f Native American, Mohawk
Means "she who bumps into things"
or "she who puts things in place"
in Mohawk. Tekakwitha, also named Kateri
, was the first Native American Catholic saint.