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Recreated from Hiaawatha and the Peacemaker

Through the ash of Hiawatha's village, the river surged past him carrying the ash with it so a path was cleared to prepare for the next moment. Around the corner came a canoe, a stone canoe with a man paddling. "Please, there must be a different way to live; come with me to bring a brighter way of life," He said " Peace in much more powerful than war. Why are we living in fear, come with me to spread this message."  




The wind came and rustled the trees and the fallen leaves made a mound. As soon as the Peacemaker turned around Hiawatha walked with him to help spread the message of peace. They honored the great law.


With no effort whatsoever the canoe moved like butter on a slice of warm bread.  The Peacemaker motioned to get off the boat at a village. Hiawatha stepped up to the village's chief."If war and peace would be in a battle, peace would win. You shall do your part; that is the message of the Great Law.


Clan mothers gathered around sharing looks of approval from others. The clan mothers moved to create a path for the chief to step forward and accept the offer.

They honored the great law.


When Hiawatha, the Peacemaker and the Cayuga chief reached the Mohawk, men pushed the chief, and Hiawatha. The Peacemaker calmly said, "We no longer use violence".

"We do; Peace will only bring loss of power." Said the chief.

Hiawatha started talking, " I will climb this tree. You will cut it down" Pointing at a tall tree overlooking the river" But, I will not be hurt for the river will catch my body. Than if I am hurt you are not ordered to follow the great law.



Hiawatha climbed the tree and the chief chopped it down. Sure enough, the river saved Hiawatha. The next day he returned to the mohawk and the chief followed the spoken contract

They honored to Great Law


The chiefs, Hiawatha, and the Peacemaker went to the next tribe; the Seneca, When they got there, the men shot out from behind the bushes and showed their weapons. The peacemaker showed worry. The Seneca chief walked slowly towards and refused Hiawatha's offer of peace. The peacemaker told Hiawatha to describe his loss. The chief was moved by his words.

They honored the great law.


The next day, they all went to the evil war chief, Tadohao. The man had snakes slithering through his hair and had glowing red eyes, perfect to match the thick soil that bedded the ground. Hiawatha made a potion for Tadohao.

"Each day, you will drink some of this. I will come back in three days," exclaimed Hiawatha.


Days passed and Tadohao disappeared from the camp. The clan mothers started to worry until one day they were picking berries and there was a shadow- a shadow that they were not casting. They looked up and saw an eagle. The women realised that this was the bird of peace.