Kaianerekowa Hotinonsionne/The Great Law of Peace

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The Great Law of Peace was given to the People of the Longhouse many centuries—perhaps a thousand years—ago.

 

 

The Great Law of Peace was given to the People of the Longhouse many centuries—perhaps a thousand years—ago. It unified Nations who did not speak the same language into a United Nations—an alliance of peace. Still today, the Longhouse People govern themselves according to this Great Law. The Constitution of the United States owes many debts to the Great Law of Peace.

 

Unfortunately, both the United States and Canada have forgotten where their “freedom” came from and refuse to recognize this great contribution of the Longhouse (“Iroquois”) Nations. This book can be used to compare the Great Law with the U.S. Constitution, and to help students think critically—very critically—about U.S. history.

 

 

Author: White Roots of Peace, Mohawk Nation

Illustrations: Black and white illustrations by John Kahionhes Fadden

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1999

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Mohawk, Iroquois Confederacy