from Hiawatha and the Great Peace
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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
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 of women.
The white carpet is peace. The braches of the trees are the sisters in every
And see, upon the top
of this tree is an eagle, the guardian of the tree of the
sisterhood of humanity.
This 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
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"