This article explores Louise Erdrich's use of the saints' lives as a subtext in The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse. Erdrich repeatedly rewrites central stories from the medieval canon of saints, creating in effect a kind of hijacked hagiography. This revision questions the relationship between the Catholic religion and Ojibwe beliefs, presenting the encounter between Catholicism and Anishinabe less as a straightforward conflict and more as a complex web of borrowings, reappropriations, and transformations. Because the saints offered models for holy living, Erdrich also challenges the role of imitation in constituting identity. © 2007 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.