White Roots of Peace

Clear Light BooksSKU: 0940666367

Paul A. W. Wallace
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Cayuga, Iroquois, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora, Woodland
Book Type:
Clear Light Books

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White Roots of Peace: the Iroquois Book of Life, reprinted in 1994, is the important contribution to the understanding and significance of the Six Nations Iroquois / Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace originally published in 1946. Paul Wallace wrote a popular account of the founding of the Great Law of Peace for the general reader. While researching the Iroquois, Wallace made several visits to Six Nations of the Grand River where he met with Jake Hess, Joseph Montour, and Chief William D. Loft. These personal interviews combined with the Great Law texts, previously published in translation, provided Wallace with the necessary background for a composite narrative. This reprint contains new material that provides the reader with a greater understanding of the message of peace brought to five warring nations by the Peacemaker. The foreword by Chief Leon Shenandoah (1967-1996) recounts how he was chosen to carry the Tadodaho title; scholar John Mohawk contributes the epilogue that brings the story of the changing relationship among the Haudenosaunee and the Canadian and US governments up to the early 1990s. Illustrations by John Kahionhes Fadden enhance the text. This book brings the message of peace, first given to the Haudenosaunee centuries ago, to a worldwide audience. That message of peace remains vital in today's conflict-driven world. Recommended for anyone interested in the Iroquois, peace studies, history, and Native American Studies.

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