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Timely Youth Book, "The Peacemaker for Warring Nations

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The Founding of the Iroquois League by Joseph Bruchac and illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - s4story -- "With a useful bibliography, as well as a preface and authors note that speak to the contemporary inspiration for the book, this story should be on all shelves. A timely, must-read tale about overcoming divisions as a nation." —Kirkus Starred Review

In A Peacemaker for Warring Nations", renowned Native author Joseph Bruchac draws from the teachings of both contemporary and past Iroquois tradition bearers in telling the story of how "the Peacemaker," a divine messenger sent by the Creator, helped to bring an end to the bitter warring of the Five Iroquois Nations (the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, and Seneca) and how he founded the famed League of the Iroquois, which was later to influence the US Constitution. The book is beautifully and accurately illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden, a respected Mohawk artist whose work honors his deep indigenous roots.
About the Author

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Joseph Bruchac is a world-renowned Native author of over 170 books. His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in over 500 publications over the past five decades. He is co-author, with Michael Caduto, of the million-selling Keepers of the Earth series and Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two. An enrolled member of the Nulhegan Abenaki Nation, he works with his sons to preserve and teach Native traditions and language at their Ndakinna Education Center. Joseph lives in Greenfield Center, New York.
About the Illustrator
David Kanietakeron Fadden is an Akwesasne Mohawk artist whose illustrations have appeared in several books, including Skywoman: Legends of the Iroquois, as well as in the Discovery Channel's, "How the West was Lost: Always the Enemy." He runs the Six Nations Indian Museum in Onchiota, New York, first began by his grandfather in 1954, while his work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. David lives with his family in Kawenoke, at Akwesasne Mohawk Territory, in Ontario, Canada.

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