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This group of tribal women, and a nun, got together in the mid-1940s at a DeSmet, Idaho, mission to honor Kateri Tekakwitha, patron saint of Indian women. Tekakwitha’s statue is behind the group. During that period much of the Coeur d’Alene tribe’s activities were held at the DeSmet Mission. The women are: first row, Mary Skannen, Ellen Pierre, Mary Adrian, Mrs. SiJohn, Mrs. Aripa and baby Ply Aripa, and Catherine Pascal; back row, Maggie Mullan, Teresa Campbell, baby Rose Campbell, Cecile Whistoken (George), Elizabeth Ignace, Sister Buckskin, Celina Garry, Jesie Parr and Lucy George.