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Peace Walker: The Legend of Hiawatha and Tekanawita
Format: Hardcover

The Iroquois Confederacy was one of the world’s great democra­cies, serving as a model that inspired the founders of both the United States and Canada. C. J. Taylor has drawn on her Mohawk heritage and versions of the story she has gathered from elders to tell the story of the Confederacy of Five Nations (which became six after European contact) and of the heroic peace walker, Hiawatha, in powerful prose and dramatic art.

Peace Walker is the story of how peace and unity emerged from a time of chaos when the nations suffered under the brutality of Chief Atotahara – a man so evil that he drank potions from the skull of a small child.

Hiawatha’s story has been told in many versions, but none have the ring of authenticity and passion of C. J. Taylor’s remarkable book.

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Découvre l'agriculture
Authors:
Diane Groulx
Format: Paperback

Agriculture to Discover (French and English)

Okwari, a young Iroquois from a time long ago, shares his knowledge of agriculture with Max and Alex. He tells them about the three sisters who were essential to the survival of his nation.

Okwari, un jeune Iroquoien d’une lointaine époque, partage ses connaissances de l’agriculture avec Max et Alex. Il leur parle des trois sœurs, indispensables à la survie de son peuple.

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If You Lived with the Iroquois
Authors:
Ellen Levine
Artists:
Shelly Hehenberger
Format: Paperback

This book describes what life was like for the Iroquois hundreds of years ago.  By putting the reader in the empathetic position of posing the information as questions, the reader is drawn into the subject matter in a realistic and exciting way.  The reader discovers the rich culture of the Iroquois from their festivals, religion, education, work, and beliefs.

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Ages: 7-10
Guided Reading: Q

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80 pages | 9.03" x 7.45"

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Brebeuf's Ghost
Format: Paperback


In the year 1649, the Iroquois are on the warpath, killing traitors and Christians at the mission of Sainte Marie. The shaman is worried about windigos and the Black Robe about the fires of hell. Worlds collide in a renowned First Nations playwright's epic, dark, funny, and healing vision of early Canada.

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The Orenda (PB)
Authors:
Joseph Boyden
Format: Paperback

A visceral portrait of life at a crossroads, The Orenda opens with a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of the young Iroquois Snow Falls, a spirited girl with a special gift. Her captor, Bird, is an elder and one of the Huron Nation’s great warriors and statesmen. It has been years since the murder of his family, and yet they are never far from his mind. In Snow Falls, Bird recognizes the ghost of his lost daughter and sees that the girl possesses powerful magic that will be useful to him on the troubled road ahead. Bird’s people have battled the Iroquois for as long as he can remember, but both tribes now face a new, more dangerous threat from afar.

Christophe, a charismatic Jesuit missionary, has found his calling among the Huron, and devotes himself to learning and understanding their customs and language in order to lead them to Christ. An emissary from distant lands, he brings much more than his faith to the new world.

As these three souls dance with each other through intricately woven acts of duplicity, small battles erupt into bigger wars and a nation emerges from worlds in flux.

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I Am Algonquin: An Algonquin Quest Novel
Format: Paperback

This book paints a vivid picture of the original peoples of North America before the arrival of Europeans. The novel follows the story of Mahingan and his family as they live the traditional Algonquin way of life in what is now Ontario in the early 14th century. Along the way we learn about the search for moose and the dramatic rare woodland buffalo hunt, conflicts with other Native nations, and the dangers of wolves and wolverines. We also witness the violent game of lacrosse, the terror of a forest fire, and the rituals that allow Algonquin boys to be declared full-grown men.

But warfare is also part of their lives, and signs point to a defining conflict between Mahingan's nation, its allies the Omàmiwinini (Algonquin), Ouendat (Huron), and the Nippissing against the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois). The battle's aftermath may open the door to future journeys by Mahingan and his followers.

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Recommended Ages: 12-15.

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This novel is part of the Algonquin Quest Series, a series of young adult novels from Algonquin author Rick Revelle.

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280 pages | 5.00" x 8.00"

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We Share Our Matters: Two Centuries of Writing and Resistance at Six Nations of the Grand River
Format: Paperback

The Haudenosaunee, more commonly known as the Iroquois or Six Nations, have been one of the most widely written-about Indigenous groups in Canada and the United States. But seldom have the voices emerging from the Haudenosaunee community been considered in order to understand its enduring intellectual traditions.

Rick Monture’s We Share Our Matters offers the first comprehensive portrait of how the Grand River Haudenosaunee of Southern Ontario have expressed their long struggle for sovereignty in Canada. Drawing from individuals as diverse as Joseph Brant, Pauline Johnson and Robbie Robertson, Monture illuminates a unique Haudenosaunee world view comprised of three distinct features: a spiritual belief about their role and responsibility to the earth; a firm understanding of their sovereign status as a confederacy of independent nations; and their responsibility to maintain those relations for future generations.

After more than two centuries of political struggle Haudenosaunee thought has avoided stagnant conservatism and continues to inspire ways to address current social and political realities.

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The Adventures of Radisson 1: Hell Never Burns
Authors:
Martin Fournier
Format: Paperback

Spring 1651: a young man from Paris lands in Trois-Rivières on the St. Lawrence River. Within weeks, the course of his life changes drastically when Iroquois braves capture him. Pierre-Esprit Radisson, then 15 years old, begins a new life. Canoeing rivers and lakes and portaging over mountains, Radisson’s captors take him to distant lands where first they torture him and adopt him as their brother. Radisson then becomes the Iroquois Orinha, goes to war with his new brothers, and learns the life and the ways of his new family.

In this historical thriller readers voyage into the heart of a continent and a heroic era with North America’s most famous explorer, fur trader and coureur des bois.

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L’Être à l’image des feuilles de maïs
Format: Paperback

L’Être à l’image des feuilles de maïs, deuxième conte inspiré des traditions des Premières Nations de l’auteure wendat Manon Sioui, fait suite à L’Être étrange qui venait de l’Ouest.

Dans L’Être à l’image des feuilles de maïs, l’auteure revisite la création de la société des Faux-Visages, une société de guérisseurs et porteurs de masques (uyonsha) chez les Iroquoiens. Elle nous plonge dans un univers mythique où s’entremêlent cérémonies, aventures et enseignements sacrés. Le lecteur suit le personnage de Tsondacoüanne qui fait la rencontre de l’Être à l’image des feuilles de maïs, lequel lui apprend à semer les Trois Sœurs (maïs, courge, haricot). Ce dernier l’avertit toutefois d’un danger imminent : le malin serpent Tio’ngentsihk se rapproche du village et menace de faire de nombreuses victimes.

Ce récit, illustré avec soin afin de redonner vie aux masques ainsi qu’aux traditions millénaires, s’attarde à mettre de l’avant le respect de tous les éléments de la Création et à faire la promotion de valeurs humaines.

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L’Être étrange qui venait de l’Ouest
Format: Paperback

Un Être étrange allait et venait à la surface de la Terre. Un jour, il fit la rencontre d’un Être merveilleux et puissant qui venait en mission pour achever sa Création. Ce conte met en scène la confrontation de ces deux Êtres et le pacte qui entraîna l’apparition des visages ou uyonsha. Celui-ci s’inspire de la Société des faux-visages, laquelle est formée d’hommes qui guérissent par le biais de masques.

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Hiawatha and the Peacemaker
Artists:
David Shannon
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 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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48 pages | 9.50" x 11.25"

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Kayanerenkó:wa: The Great Law of Peace
Format: Paperback

Several centuries ago, the five nations that would become the Haudenosaunee—Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca—were locked in generations-long cycles of bloodshed. When they established Kayanerenkó:wa, the Great Law of Peace, they not only resolved intractable conflicts but also shaped a system of law and government that would maintain peace for generations to come. This law remains in place today in Haudenosaunee communities: an Indigenous legal system, distinctive, complex, and principled. It is not only a survivor, but a viable alternative to Euro-American systems of law. With its emphasis on lasting relationships, respect for the natural world, building consensus, and on making and maintaining peace, it stands in contrast to legal systems based on property, resource exploitation, and majority rule.

Although Kayanerenkó:wa has been studied by anthropologists, linguists, and historians, it has not been the subject of legal scholarship. There are few texts to which judges, lawyers, researchers, or academics may refer for any understanding of specific Indigenous legal systems. Following the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and a growing emphasis on reconciliation, Indigenous legal systems are increasingly relevant to the evolution of law and society.

In Kayanerenkó:wa: The Great Law of Peace Kayanesenh Paul Williams, counsel to Indigenous nations for forty years, with a law practice based in the Grand River Territory of the Six Nations, brings the sum of his experience and expertise to this analysis of Kayanerenkó:wa as a living, principled legal system. In doing so, he puts a powerful tool in the hands of Indigenous and settler communities.

Contents

Part 1: Context
Part 2: The Nature of the Law: Principles and Processes
Part 3: Bringing the Great Peace
Part 4: The Constitution

Reviews
“Paul Williams’ Kaianerenko:wa The Great Law of Peace is the most comprehensive writing on Haudenosaunee law that I have ever read. As we move forward and work towards implementing the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, works like this, will be an invaluable resource for engaging with Indigenous laws. Kaianerenko:wa The Great law of Peace should be required reading in all Canadian law schools.”— Sarah Morales

"This expansive book illustrates the living nature of Haudenosaunee law. Everyone interested in law's relationship to violence and peace should read it. Haudenosaunee law has the power to change the world."— John Borrows

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472 pages | 6.75" x 9.75"

 

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