Hiawatha and the Peacemaker

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker Born of Mohawk and Cayuga descent musical icon Robbie Robertson learned the story of Hiawatha and his spiritual guide the Peacemaker as part of the Iroquois oral tradition Now he shares the same gi

  • Title: Hiawatha and the Peacemaker
  • Author: Robbie Robertson David Shannon
  • ISBN: 9781419712203
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Born of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, musical icon Robbie Robertson learned the story of Hiawatha and his spiritual guide, the Peacemaker, as part of the Iroquois oral tradition Now he shares the same gift of storytelling with a new generation Hiawatha was a strong and articulate Mohawk who was chosen to translate the Peacemaker s message of unity for the five warring IroquBorn of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, musical icon Robbie Robertson learned the story of Hiawatha and his spiritual guide, the Peacemaker, as part of the Iroquois oral tradition Now he shares the same gift of storytelling with a new generation Hiawatha was a strong and articulate Mohawk who was chosen to translate the Peacemaker s message of unity for the five warring Iroquois nations during the 14th century This message not only succeeded in uniting the tribes but also forever changed how the Iroquois governed themselves a blueprint for democracy that would later inspire the authors of the U.S Constitution Caldecott Honor winning illustrator David Shannon brings the journey of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker to life with arresting oil paintings Together, Robertson and Shannon have crafted a new children s classic that will both educate and inspire readers of all ages Includes a CD featuring a new, original song written and performed by Robbie Robertson.

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    1. This picture book is the perfect introduction to my grade nine lesson on the "Great Peace." In the 16th century, the five nations of the Iroquois( Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and the Mohawk) were at war. It caused much devastation as these nations were fighting with one another. Robbie Robertson introduces the reading audience to the oral tradition handed down to him by his elders and relates how peace was finally achieved between the Five Nations.The illustrations are beautiful and an aud [...]

    2. The art is gorgeous, and as a former resident of upstate NY who grew up in the shadow of Ganondagan, I am thrilled to see the work of The Great Peacemaker & Hiwatha made more widely-known -- but this is a heavily sanitized, heavily truncated version of their story, even for a children's book. So much is left out or changed to be more appealing to 21st century Euro-American audiences. And it suffers as a result. :(

    3. This is an AMAZING book. It's one of the most moving non-fiction books I have read in a long time. The illustrations are gorgeous and in two different styles. The lesser used style is done in the of tribal art, colorful but simple and is at the bottom of some of the pages to show the coming together of the tribes. The other style style, which is the majority of the book is hard to describe outside of gorgeous (also because I don't have an art degree). But they are extremely detailed and colorful [...]

    4. Musical legend, Robbie Robertson, tells the story of fourteenth century Hiawatha based on stories he heard as a child. Robertson, of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, sets the record straight and shares a critical story in the Iroquois oral tradition about the unification of the Six Nations. A powerful picture book with Shannon's stunningly beautiful illustrations that chronicles the story of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy and the Great Law of Peace, both important milestones in American history. [...]

    5. Musician-turned-writer Robbie Robertson has produced a wonderful book, relevant and informative, with beautiful illustrations. The story is an indigenous tale with an edge of mysticism and a grain of history. It specifically deals with the Five Nations of the Iroquois (Mohawk, Onandoga, Cayuga, Seneca and Oneida) and their original peace treaty and democracy (so the area now known as New York State, Pennsylvania, some of NorthEast Ohio, and Southern Ontario Canada). I recommend this for teachers [...]

    6. What an incredible way to teach children how to come to terms with their emotions, and be productive with them too.  There are many lessons to be learned from this picturebook with respect to the text (based off of an old story) and to the illustrations (artfully and emotionally articulate).This story is intricately woven, eliciting genuine and sincere emotions as though as it were imploring you to better yourself for the sake of your mental clarity as well as for others.  The emotional journe [...]

    7. This book made me think about how someone doesn't have to do something and life may carry on for the time being, but because of a brave or kind act, things get better. That is a small and vague statement compared to what the Peacemaker and Hiawatha set out to do to bring a stop to violence amongst tribes. The Great Law is one that the Peacemaker, who struggles to speak his words, brought to Hiawatha, only weeks after losing his family. They set out to unite 5 different tribes, including Tododaho [...]

    8. Robbie Robertson is of Mohawk and Cayuga descent. In this book, he shares a story he heard growing up. It's based on true historical figures, and it's about how the oldest known participatory democracy on Earth was formed. It's also about personal healing after tragedy and turning away from violence.The writing works so well because Robertson focuses in on his two title characters, and most deeply on Hiawatha, a man struggling with pain and grief due to the murder of his family. He agrees to tra [...]

    9. The memory is so vivid it feels as though only a few hours have passed rather than decades. Two members of my family and I were at our first Native American Pow Wow. It was being held in the largest arena in our state's capital. We were in attendance with thousands of other people. Our seats were in the balcony. A hush fell over the crowd as the cadence commenced. A line of men walked down the center of the people to the front of the hall. Large drums were carried. The sound they created was tha [...]

    10. After losing everything to war, Hiawatha assists the Peacemaker in delivering a message of peace and forgiveness to neighboring tribes and through his journey finds his own peace. Told from a first person perspective, Hiawatha’s tale reads aloud well and is heightened by the “together we paddled/rode/traveled” refrain in large letters, visually magnifying the progress of the story. Dark and fire-toned illustrations highlight war and anger themed passages and make way for a lighter palette [...]

    11. I love this book! Hiawatha and the Peacemaker masterfully tells the story of how forlorn Hiawatha is recruited by the Peacemaker to reunite the warring Iroquois nations. Accompanied perfectly by handsome powerful oil paintings, this folk tale tells how the wise Peacemaker convinces Hiawatha, overwrought with anger by the cruel massacre of his family, to transform his passion for revenge to forgiveness, and finally as a spokesmen for peace for all of the five Iroquois nations. This is a masterpie [...]

    12. A powerful story, well told and beautifully illustrated. Hiawatha survived and attack on his tribe that claimed the lives of his wife and three children. Awaking in the ruins he vows revenge until the arrival of a peace maker, who asks for Hiawatha's help on a mission to end the violence and unite five tribes in peace. Their mission is fraught with danger. An authors note, historical note and acknowledgements places the story in context, noting the Great Law of Peace is the oldest example of par [...]

    13. I took this book out of the library because it goes with the New York State module I am teaching. I wish i found it sooner. This book, like all high quality pieces of literature could replace three lessons in the module. The book is well written and stays with the traditional tale. The incredible part is that the book adds so much more to a story that is so important. The illustrations makes this book perfect.

    14. This story is so inspiring to me And an amazing piece of American history. Truly ! Also, I really love this illustrator (the same person who illustrated 'No, David!'). The storytelling is lovely, eerie, and powerful.

    15. Best of 2015. The illustrations and the text perfectly complement each other. Love the message of this story.

    16. Gorgeous writing, stunning illustrations. A story about radical compassion and the power of forgiveness.

    17. This was my first time learning about Hiawatha and the Peacemaker, & i personally enjoyed it. The writing is clear & concise, & the oil paintings-- oil paintings!!-- are gorgeous. Of course, not being a kid, i focused a lot on looking at the illustrations & feeling there's a kind of Gauguin-esque way to David Shannon's style. I also have to admit that i was unaware of Shannon, or of Robbie Robertson, prior to this book. I guess that shows my age? But it doesn't figure into the bo [...]

    18. Genre: Historical FictionStory written by Robbie Robertson (Mohawk and Cayuga heritage), and illustrated by David Shannon.The story line follows a Mohawk man, Hiawatha, who met the Great Peacemaker, who wanted Hiawatha's help in rejoining the 5 Haudenosaunnee (Iroquois) tribes. The 5 tribes would always fight each other and emit war, hate, and fear; however, The Great Peacemaker wanted to bring in peace, love, and unity. At the beginning of the book, the readers learned that Hiawatha was plottin [...]

    19. What a beautiful traditional tale picture book told by musician and songwriter Robbie Robertson, copyright 2015. This is the story of a prophet who wished to unite the 5 warring Iroquois tribes. It is a story Robbie learned with his family on the Six National of the Grand River Indian Reservation. Age level of interest would be from 3rd grade through young adult. Fountas & Pinnell reading level is R-Z. Characteristic of genre: As a traditional tale, and in consideration of cultural diversity [...]

    20. Every word is worthwhile in this retelling of a story of the real Hiawatha and the story of Deganawida, Peacemaker. This is no modern picture book with short text, the author tells the details in the storytelling style of oral tradition, painting word pictures which fill the listener with the sights, sounds, and emotions of the story. The illustrations follow the golden tradition of a picture storybook, text-heavy on one page, fully painted illustrations on the other. Though I love Longfellow, I [...]

    21. This is a beautiful book about how Hiawatha, a strong, well-spoken man, and the Peacemaker, a man with slow, quiet speech but enormous vision, braved the Iroquois nations long ago when they were at war. It is the story of the oldest known democracy, of how a man can lose so much and still forgive, of how much one person will do for the good of all. As Americans, it's a story we should know. After all, they say our democracy was patterned after that of the Iroquois. The illustrations are haunting [...]

    22. Beautiful introduction to the Iroquois Confederacy, but even better as a tale to discuss emotions, peace, and forgiveness. When the 5 nations bury their weapons, my 5 year old understood. The killing of Hiawatha's family is a very dark beginning, but you know your audience and if they are prepared to discuss tragedy. Also, David Shannon's illustrations are rich and surprising if, like me, you only know him from the "No David!" books.

    23. Fascinating folklore and intro to the Iroquois nation. But the pictures truly make this book stand out. David Shannon's work is so muscular and expressive. He gets all the perspectives right, and the add power to the story. The color use - the gold browns of native-American dress and the northeast woods s so appealing, as are the expressiveness of his people. Beautiful package.

    24. The story of Hiawatha, the Peacemaker, and the joining of the Cayuga, Seneca, Mohawk, Oneidas, and Onodagas into one peaceful nation with a representative democracy. Later, the Tuscarora joined and it became the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy.It's also a story of forgiveness and of stopping the endless cycle of violence.

    25. I really appreciated that the author of this book was passing on a story from his own culture that he was told as a child. It is, of course, not the full story of Hiawatha, but it is what is learned by children to keep a heritage and a narrative alive. It is an introduction. It is beautifully, lyrically told, and it is enhanced by the evocative illustrations.

    26. We read this book on a Kindle Fire. I wouldn't recommend that, as the font was too small. I didn't want to compromise the beautiful artwork by enlarging it. Other than that, we adored this story and found it both educational and thought-provoking.

    27. Genre: Biography This book would be excellent for grade 1st and up. One unique feature of this text is there are historical notes in the back of the text as well as a CD included. The pictures are also amazing with detail.

    28. A beautiful picture book on the creation of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. It will be a great book to use as an introduction with older kids. The book includes a music CD.

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