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A Heart warming book for ages 9 and older.

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The True Story of
Hiawatha
The adventures of Miki, Deganawidah, and Hiawatha.
By Michail Adamov Sergeivich
Credit to Canada, a people's history, Robbie Robertson’s book, and
Mickhail’s dad.
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Hi, I’m Miki, a young Inuit lad. I left my
tribe at the age of 12 with just a seal parka,
and a small walrus tusk harpoon. This is how
it happened;
When I was 12, I made my first fail in
hunting (as awkward as it seems, in all the
other of my 13 hunts I was successful) and all
the kids laughed at me. I was so angry, it
seemed as everyone hated me so much, I
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thought of running away at night, and so I
did.
That night I sneaked out and then I saw it,
what my tribe had been telling legends about.
Beautiful streaks of light like a fox's tail
illuminated the skies.
I did not believe the stories of dead spirits
playing with a walrus skull, I believed that fox
was angry for people hunting her and rose
into the sky. That was it’s tail.
I looked in awe as the beautiful green
lines extended. It was not like in the blackfoot
area where there were rarely any colorful
bleaks of light.
I crawled away. I knew where I was going,
to Deganawidah, my friend in the Huron
tribe.
He was twenty one. I went on warmed by
memories of when we met. Later I was really
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hot, I took off my parka and put it in my
sealskin bag. I entered the Huron tribe.
I did not know the tradition of how to ask
an elder, so I just found a masked first nation
and asked: “ Have you seen my friend,
Deganawidah?”
He looked at me and said “O-ohlma” it
was a word we invented to prove that it is us.
“F-follow m-me, brother” he said.
I followed him to a dark longhouse. He
sat down and took off his mask. I was so glad
to see him, I almost cried from happiness!
He motioned to sit and said: “Miki, I-I am
really h-happy t-t-to see y-you! But I-I need
t-to go to a m-m-meeting. Will you c-come?”
I said “Yes of course!” And we went to a
larger longhouse where people from many
tribes were seated.
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In the middle was a clan mother. She said
“Hello people from many tribes, I am glad we
met. We met because there is a prize on chief
Tadodaho’s head.”
I gulped, I heard stories of a superbly evil
chief called Tadodaho.
The clan mother continued, “We all think
that we can make him nicer. Who has any
Ideas?”
Deganawidah said “I wi-wi-will try to
convince a-all the su-suffered” he had a
permanent voice limp.
“Good idea” said the clan mother.
I asked her “Can I come too?” “Of course!”
she said.
Meanwhile in the south, in the Onondaga
tribe, there lived a poor man named
Hiawatha. He was a poor beggar and was
bullied because he was short. He got angry
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and moved to the woods with his family. Then
he was attacked by chief Tadodaho and had
his family captured and their house burnt.
Tadodaho laughed so loudly that one of
his “snakes” (they were actually dummies)
caught fire. Tadodaho screamed.
Everyone ran for water.
That gave Hiawatha time to hide in a
burnt bush, then he ran away.
Tadodaho cursed and sweared that he
will kill and torture Hiawatha.
Then Hiawatha saw Deganawidah giving
me time to hide in a tree and watch.
“H-hello” Deganawidah said.
“W-Who are you?” Hiawatha asked.
I first thought that he also had a voice
limp, but then I figured out that he was
scared. While I was thinking, I lost balance
and fell into the river.
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“WHO IS THERE?” yelled Hiawatha
holding a large battle axe that was lying on
the ground.
I jumped up and held my harpoon in
front of me.
“NO! DON’T FIGHT!” yelled Deganawidah,
we both stopped.
I was amazed at how clear he suddenly
spoke, while Hiawatha was amazed at how
loud he was.
“Don’t fight! We need to live as one
nation! The fighting has to stop! We need to
stop Tadodaho!” yelled Deganawidah even
clearer.
Everybody froze, he moved the thought to
us.
“How did you talk so clearly?” I asked, “I-I
do n-not-t know-w h-how.” he replied
shakily, “But the fighting sh-should st-st-
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stop, w-we should c-come together as one
bo-body, one mind, one he-heart. Peace,
pow-power, and rightness sh-shall be the w-
w-way.”
We looked at each other, and I asked
Hiawatha who now dropped his axe,
“Who are you?”
He looked at me and said; “I am Hiawatha,
my children and wife were captured by
Tadodaho and all I knew was burnt.”
I felt the sorrow and said. “We shall stop
him!”
“WE SHALL STOP HIM!” We all repeated.
Deganawidah showed us his canoe, it was
made of wood, but looked like it was stone.
we rowed to Tadodaho’s hut.
When we came there The guards took out
their arrows.
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“Stop!” Yelled Deganawidah, but no one
listened.
We all rowed. We did not care where we
were going, we did not care what would
happen, all we cared was to row.
Arrows zipped by my body, and then I
screamed with pain, blood rushed out of my
body, then I fainted. After what seemed like
five minutes, I was in a small longhouse,
around me crowded Hiawatha, Deganawidah,
and 3 chiefs.
One asked “Are you alright?” in a gentle
voice, I asked “Where am I? And what
happened?” Hiawatha explai ned that when I
was shot they ran to the 3 neighbouring
tribes, Cayuga, Senecca, Oneida, and the
surviving Mohawk. We asked for help (not all
agreed at first) , Deganawidah told them
about the great law of peace, and that the
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great law of peace will not continue without
me, another hardship was that once
Hiawatha went into a rage yelling that he will
kill Tadodaho and do it with his own hands.
But they overcame it and now everybody
agreed and went with us to a small longhouse
in the mountains to gain strength for protest.
Hiawatha was at first not sure if he should
join, but Deganawidah convinced him.
At this point I stood up and looked
around.
“We managed to cure you here” finished
Hiawatha.
I kept on looking, and noticed strange
shells and herbs. Then I fell through the
floor’s old wood into a cave. I saw Inuit
praying stones, on the floor lay an old anorak
in an old Inuit canoe. “An Inuit lived here.” I
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told Deganawidah as he and Hiawatha
climbed down.
“There are old tracks!” Yelled Hiawatha,
he noticed that there were old tracks on the
ground leading outside.
Once we followed them we noticed that
they led to the Onondaga tribe. But before we
could follow them into the tribe we became
really hungry.
Luckily, there was a stream near by, and I
hid and waited for a walrus. After the walrus
hadn’t come, I caught 5 fat fish.
We feasted and then fell asleep.
In the morning, we kept on following the
footprints and noticed that they led into
Tadodaho’s hut. We returned and thought
about how we will introduce peace.
“We can’t fight” said one of the chiefs,
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“But we can stop them from fighting!”
“G-great-t-t I-idea!” said Deganawidah.
“I think I know a trick, I used to play it on
my friends, which I had little of.” said
Hiawatha.
“If you tie the tails of many animals
together, and attach a sled to them, then it
will look like the creator’s sled.”
I answered “Good idea! If we put a torch
onto the animal's’ tails, then they will all run
really fast!”
Preparation started, I made a small sled,
while Hiawatha was finding animals.
We decided that Deganawidah would ride.
A few days later we were ready.
Hiawatha hid in the bushes, and told me
when the guards fell asleep.
Then I snuck in and came to Tadodaho.
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Tadodaho immediately noticed me. “Who
are you?” he demanded in a really cruel voice.
I was afraid to talk, but I managed to
murmur “I am the creator’s messenger, he has
come to visit you.”
Tadodaho walked to the windows, and
saw Deganawidah riding in our sled with 3
chiefs in with him. Then he saw the guards
sleeping.
He made a strange hand gesture and over
5 thousand soldiers came to him. Their leader
asked
“What should we do, your power?”
Tadodaho answered
“Kill the guards and torture the riders to
death.”
The army ran out of the building,
I ran after them. I noticed spears, yelling,
and blood. I could do nothing to help the
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poor guards. Then I noticed that the blood
came from Hiawatha,
he was trying to stop them!
And all the chiefs were helping him!
I hoped a miracle would happen, and it
did! a giant storm suddenly raged out,
lightning came everywhere, and finding the
moment,
Deganawidah started singing.
I recognised the song and sang also.
Soon we were all singing!
The warriors stepped back in fear, as we
proceeded.
The storm raged so fiercely that soon a
flame lit up the grass, Lightning struck!
Through the flames stepped Tadodaho, he
walked up to Deganawidah, and tied him up.
He later on told the warriors to tie him to a
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tree, and chop it down into the stream, and
down the falls.
As the fire raged, we watched in horror,
the chiefs and Hiawatha were too injured to
help,
but I could, I found in my pocket a
carving of the Inuit god of good I found in
the cave, and yelled “Tadodaho,if you know
who this is, you will not be happy at doing
this!”
Tadodaho noticed and a rush of horror
crept up his back, but it was too late.
The last hit, and the tree fell just as the
flame reached it. With it went some weapons.
They caused a giant wave.
“You have killed the great peacemaker!”
yelled the strongest chief as he pulled out his
knife,
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Tadodaho grabbed at a giant sword, and
put it to the chiefs chin “I do care who I kill!”
he let go and walked into his burnt hut.
At this point, ragged, bloody
Deganawidah crawled out of the stream. “w-
we win” he said calmly as the guards ran
away.
We cheered as the chiefs fixed his wounds.
Then Hiawatha remembered something.
He dashed into Tadodaho’s hut and put is
sword to his chin.
“Where is my family?” he demanded,
Tadodaho gurgled “In the burning tipi
over there.”
Hiawatha ran to the Tipi and managed to
untie the ropes in which his family was tied.
Then he returned with his family as we
cheered.
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The flame was soon put out, and
Tadodaho returned.
“I have been doing wrong, the god you
were holding will not forgive me.” he told me,
and stabbed his sword into himself.
We managed to help him and cure him.
He promised not to do it ever again.
Deganawidah told us to bury our weapons
under a big birch in the middle of the
nations.
Then we all partied.
Deganawidah told us how he survived
(He clung onto a big rock in the middle of the
lake)
while I told about how I changed
Tadodaho’s mind.
We kept on feasting. Then we started to
remember what happened.
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I remembered what pain I got from the
arrow and the little longhouse in the
mountains. I could see it from here still,
though that is thanks to my great eyesight,
everyone else couldn’t see it.
Hiawatha remembered at how cruelly his
family was tortured,
but no one knew about what
Deganawidah thought, he just sat there and
listened.
Then we all went into a longhouse and
made a system of ruling, it goes like this;
The clan mothers would elect the next
chief, who is the representative. If they do not
like him, then they would take him down.
When one clan is in trouble, all clans help
it.
Then we went to the Huron to be
congratulated by the clan mother. We were
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then treated as heroes.Hiawatha’s wife sewed
pretty belts which showed our positions-
Onondaga was keeper of the central fire,
Mohawk and Cayuga were keepers of the
Eastern door, while the Oneida and Senecca
were keepers of the Western door. We had a
few ceremonies
(in which I got superbly bored) And
finally we had done it. We had built a
powerful nation. Then I told Hiawatha
“You know, if you are going to tell it as a
ledgend, please don’t include me into it. I
don’t want to be famous.”
He said calmly “OK” . We stood there with
Deganawidah, smiling. Our mission
accomplished, we could relax. Then I came
back to the inuit and lived there everybody
was so glad to see me, maybe they didn’t hate
me that much at all! I was happy to hunt, to
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play, to enjoy life. The next time those streaks
of beautiful light came I was watching with
my family, but I still met Hiawatha and
Deganawidah often.
We would go down a stream in a canoe,
or take a walk in the Onondaga tribe. We
were always welcomed by Tadodaho.
We would have lunch together, or visit the
little hut in the mountains.
Tadodaho taught me how to ride on an
old inuit canoe.
The clan mothers were also very happy to
see us, and would sometimes invite us into a
longhouse. The only bad part was that I had
to assist every meeting.
The first one was on the same day that we
made the nations combine.
Deganawidah told the tribes that a tribe is
like an arrow. It could easily be cracked. But
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if you put a lot of arrows together, they
would be very hard to break.
I usually fell asleep on the others. But
once, I had to come to a superbly important
meeting; the Tuscarora, a more southern
tribe wanted to join.
After a long time of deciding, we agreed.
Now we are the powerful 6 nations. At that
word I fell asleep and dreamed of the little
longhouse in the mountains, and how I was
rescued. I never forgot that thought.
Later we became the clan mothers
honorable helpers, or in some cases, spies. We
did good things only, though.
I am now writing in my little igloo about
the great adventures I had. I am now 37, and
am a good hunter.
Deganawidah is a huron elder.
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Hiawatha is an Onondaga elder, and a
friend of Tadodaho’s. All’s well that ends well.
THE END!!!