Sacred Song of the Hermit Thrush: A Mohawk Story was written by Tehanetorens, Ray Fadden, a teacher and influential figure among the Mohawks of Akwesasne. The Mohawk Nation adopted him into the Mohawk Wolf Clan and gave him the name Tehanetorens, which has been translated as "He Walks through the Pines". Sacred Song of the Hermit Thrush: A Mohawk Story was illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden the grandson of the author. He is an Akwesasne Mohawk artist born in Lake Placid, New York and grew up in Onchiota, New York. He teaches and produces publications and children's books and looks after the Iroquois Museum in Onchiota, which houses Iroquois artifacts. Sacred Song of the Hermit Thrush: A Mohawk Story, is the story of how birds got their song when long ago they had no songs and only Man could sing. The Good Spirit felt the silence of the forests and noticed the birds were listening to singing and the deep tones of the Indian drum followed by the sacred chanting of the sunset song. On the great Council Rock, all the birds listened to the instructions of The Good Spirit. Follow this story and hear the story of the Hermit Thrust and other birdsong.