31 March 2009

Tombstone Tues

This is a beautiful headstone placed for Louis Siuwheem. A Cour d'Alene Indian of the area. One of the first Indaians baptised a christian. This must have been placed in recent years. There use to be just wooden crosses marking many of the burials, like this one. The image depicts her life as a teacher of religion to the children and an apostle to her tribe. She Cataldo mission is also in the image. It was being built when she died. The Cataldo mission is the oldest building in Idaho.

I'll have to visit there again this summer. It's been a few years since I've been up there.

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