Hiawatha and the Peacemaker

by Robbie Robertson

Other authorsDavid Shannon (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2015



Hiawatha is a brave Mohawk warrior who has lost his family in battle and wants revenge against the evil Chief who has provoked fighting among the five Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) tribes. But then one day the Peacemaker appears. He is a prophet who wishes to unite the warring tribes. He chooses Hiawatha to help him communicate his message of peace: a new law that will not only change the ways of the Iroquois people forever but also transform Hiawatha's own mind and heart. Musical icon Robbie Robertson shares this powerful story, which was passed down to him as part of the North American Indian oral tradition and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator David Shannon brings the journey of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker to life with stunning oil paintings and vivid attention to detail. Together, they have crafted a new children's classic that will both inform and inspire readers of all ages.


Harry N. Abrams (2015), Edition: Illustrated, 48 pages


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48 p.; 11.3 inches


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