La Grande Paix Kayaneren'ko:wa (The Great Law) inspired by the Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace has just been published by Les Editions Des Plaines. This dual language (Mohawk and French) title was first written in rhyming fashion in Mohawk and English by David Bouchard with the assistance of Raymond Skye and Frank Miller. This version of the Great Law takes its rhyming scheme from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1855 poem, The Song of Hiawatha (a misappropriated name Longfellow attached to his borrowed character).
The Great Law Kayaneren'ko:wa inspired by the Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace has just been published by Métis author David Bouchard's publishing company, MTW Publishers. This narrative poetry version of the Great Law of Peace is told through the words of Bouchard and accompanied by Tuscarora artist Raymond Skye's compelling artwork. This bilingual (Mohawk and English) version of the Great Law takes its rhyming scheme from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1855 poem, The Song of Hiawatha (a misappropriated name Longfellow attached to his borrowed character).
Buckskin and Broadcloth: A Celebration of E. Pauline Johnson - Tekahionwake 1861-1913 is a biography of Pauline Johnson, poet-performer of Mohawk and English background. This scrapbook of anecdotes, letters, poetry, archival photographs and illustrations celebrates the life of a Canadian entertainer who travelled widely throughout Canada, United States and England during the Victorian era. Interspersed throughout the text are 40 poems that did not appear in Johnson's classic volume, Flint and Feather.
Flint and Feather is a reprint of the book of verse first published by the Musson Book Company of Toronto in 1912. Emily Pauline Johnson (1861-1913) was born at Chiefswood on the Six Nations Reserve to a Mohawk father and an English mother. Johnson's writing career began in 1895 with the publication of her first book of poems, White Wampum. She went on to write additional books of verse and prose. Her career as a stage entertainer took her across Canada and United States as well as England. In her stage career she adopted her grandfather's Mohawk name, Tekahionwake.
Sing, Like a Hermit Thrush is a contemporary young adult novel that features thirteen-year-old Darrin Captain, a Mohawk youth whose mysterious dream launches an adventure in self-realization. Set on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, the author introduces characters whose family relationships and cultural heritage are foremost. The story involves Darrin and his attempt to solve the mystery of his dream. During his efforts, he learns about traditional Native storytelling, relationships and understands that it is okay to be different.