Topics: Iroquois, American Revolutionary War, Hiawatha Pages: 2 (556 words) Published: May 22, 2013
Ever wanted to become a legend well Hiawatha was and here is his remarkable story. In my research, I found out a lot about a very legendary Native American. He help form a major union helped form peace between his people and help created many special things in a short period. In the essay, I will show what I have learned I hope you enjoy it. Hiawatha was known by many names besides from Hiawatha including (Ayenwatha, Aiionwatha). Hiawatha name stands for “he-who-makes-rivers”. People think he was born around 1525 not clear and it is unknown how old he lived to be, some information says he lived until his seventies but it is hard to find real proof. Not much is known about him before he became a chief to the Mohawk tribe. A lot of stories talk about Hiawatha had a number of daughters that were killed by enemies for refusing their advances. Deganawida and Hiawatha befriended each other one day, while Hiawatha was on a lake making wampum belts from shells he found in the lake. Deganawida was a Mohawk chief that felt like there was hopelessness in his tribe because of continues fighting with other similar tribes that stay near them. Deganawida went against the fighting and the people in his tribe dying in battle. The tribe did not want to listen to Deganawida so he left his own tribe and went far away from the fighting. Leaving his tribe helped him in many ways but the most important one was allowing him to meet Hiawatha. Becoming friends with Hiawatha, he learns that he was very wise and his teaching could help his old tribe. They both return to the Mohawk tribe and Deganawida made them listen to Hiawatha, which opened their eyes and helped them realize their mistakes. Hiawatha helped recommend the union of the Iroquois peoples, which shared the same languages. he had a vision to band the five nations together was helpful in influencing the Senecas, Cayugas, Onondagas, Oneidas, and Mohawks, to agree to the Great Peacemakers vision and join together to make up the...
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