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Hiawatha and the

Peacemaker

By Ben

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.

 

They arrive at the Mohawk tribe and try to convince the Mohawk leader to join them in their mission of peace. They fail at first but then the spiritual leaders also try to convince him and that works. Then they go together to the Oneida tribe.

 

 

They arrive at the Oneida tribe and try to convince the Oneida leader to join them in their mission of peace. They fail at first but then the spiritual leaders also try to convince him and that works. Then they go together to the Seneca tribe.

 

They arrive at the Seneca tribe and try to convince the Seneca leader to join them in their mission of peace.  They fail at first but then the spiritual leaders also try to convince him and that works.  Then they go together to the Cayuga tribe.

 

They arrive at the Cayuga tribe and try to convince the Cayuga leader to join them in their mission of peace.  They fail at first but then the spiritual leaders also try to convince him and that works.  Then they go together to the Onondaga tribe.

 

Tadodaho was the leader of the Onondaga tribe and was just like a regular personal only evil. Hiawatha realizes that there is still some way of changing his mind because there is still some good left in him.  Hiawatha thought this even though Tadodaho did many bad things.

Hiawatha is still very angry at Tadodaho for the loss of his family but finds it in himself to help Tadodaho.  Hiawatha convinces Tadodaho not to be mean and Tadodaho finally stops being evil.

 

The five nations unite to bring peace and they ask Tadodaho to protect the tree of peace.  He agrees and always looks over the tree of peace.