Hiawatha is a warrior from the Mohawk tribe. He has lost his family in a battle, between the Mohawk and the Onondaga tribe. Hiawatha is very angry and wants revenge. Hiawatha goes to the woods and lives there for weeks. He meets a mysterious man called The Peacemaker. The Peacemaker is on his way to make peace between the five nations of the Iroquois. Hiawatha refused at first, but then went on a journey with the peacemaker.
Then the Peacemaker said “ I shall climb up a tree and you shall cut it down, the great law shall save me.” Then the Peacemaker did exactly as he said, and the tree fell down. The next day The Peacemaker came back well and alive. Then the Mohawk war chieftains agreed to follow them. They all traveled to the Onondaga and then told Tadodaho that they wanted him to be the leader of the five nations. This is how the Iroquois Confederacy was born.