from Hiawatha and the Great Peace
P E A C E
Then Dekanawidah said to
the Council of the Great Peace
"We must have peace, we must have peace within, and in all our relationships.
There is the Law of the Great Spirit. This law is peace, justice and righteousness
in thought, in word, in action.
Peace is the health of the
nation. Peace is wisdom, peace is love. Peace
is the flower of the spirit in man, in the nation.
Peace is life. Without peace man is dead; the
nation is dead; the world is dead.
Every tree is a symbol of
peace. Whenever you see a tree, remember peace,
justice, righteousness, wisdom and love. Remember
unity. Remember the roots of the tree, deep in
the good earth. Peace has roots, peace has branches,
flowers and fruits. Peace is life...
... one cannot have peace until he becomes peace. The roots of peace are
strong. Peace is rooted in the human spirit.
On every tree visualise
an eagle with fiery eyes and with fiery watchfullness.
Peace must be protected. Peace must have eagle
eyes, eagle wings... to include all, to be watchful
of every move against peace. No peace can endure
the blows of chaos unless the brave ones, like
eagles, stand guard.
Look at that huge pine tree
under which a stream of pure water flows day
and night. Imagine that a white carpet is slowly
emerging and spreading itself over the hills,
over the fields. This tree is the sisterhood
carpet is peace. The braches of the trees
are the sisters in every nation.
And see, upon the top of
this tree is an eagle, the guardian of the tree
sisterhood of humanity.
eagle's duty is to watch so that no enemy
can destroy the tree, the sisterhood of humanity,
so that the women in coming ages will be
able to present the greatest power and lead
their children into peace.
The roots of the tree are
the nations which will come together to form
a confederation all over the world. The eagle,
age after age, will stand on watch in all directions,
so that no one dares to disturb the peace of
all nations and lead them away from the path
And Dekanawidah added:
"Under this gigantic tree, all nations will come to find their peace"