Hiawatha walks through the blackened forest of his home. He smells the ashes of the remains of the forest. He knows that the rest of his family has either been killed or taken prisoner by Tadodaho. He feels rage and sadness. While he slowly walks away he realizes a boat in the lake. The person in the boat is docking his stone canoe on the shore of the great lake between the five tribes. Hiawatha gradually walked toward the person on the shore. “Who are you?” Hiawatha asked.
The man replied, “I am the great peacemaker, Deganawidah. I have come to ask you to help me unite the five tribes” he said somewhat hesitant.
“Okay, why?” Hiawatha replied.
“I ask for your help because you are confident in speaking, and I am less confident in speaking,” Deganawidah said.
“Okay, I will help you,” Hiawatha says.
They set sail and while on the boat Deganawidah explains why he wants to make peace with all the tribes. Hiawatha understands his message of peace.