This brief expression gives us an intimation both of the character and the rank of Tekakwitha's formidable Mohawk uncle.
Tekakwitha was only a little girl when she lived at Gandawague.
It happened on one of these raids into Canada that Tekakwitha's mother, the Algonquin, was thus captured.
Tekakwitha was not long in choosing between Aireskoi and Rawenniio.
He is accompanied by some of his relatives, whilst those of Tekakwitha step forward to receive them.
But what has happened to Tekakwitha there in the midst of them?
Had her path been over red-hot coals, it would have made no difference then to Tekakwitha.
Ah, Tekakwitha, why is your step so weary there in the village street?
She was the direct cause of Tekakwitha's last and severest trial in the Mohawk country.
Tekakwitha does not find him at once, for the blackgown has guests.