Made in Los Angeles, California. Printed and bound in China.
Made by Mohawk and Cayuga author, Robbie Robertson. Illustrated by David Shannon.
Made of the story of the brave Mohawk, Hiawatha, and pictures painted in oils on hot press illustration boards. Hardcover.
Robbie Robertson is the lead guitarist and primary songwriter of the musical group, The Band. As a child of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, he learned the story of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker with his family on the Six Nations Indian Reservation. He lives in Los Angeles.
David Shannon graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he majored in Illustration. His semi-autobiographical story, No, David!, received a Caldecott Honor. David has written and/ or illustrated over 35 books for children. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Heidi and his daughter, Emma.
This is the story of Hiawatha, a Mohawk, who was chosen to translate the Peacemaker’s message of unity for the five warring Iroquois nations during the 14th century. This message not only succeeded in uniting the tribes but also forever changed how the Iroquois governed themselves—a blueprint for democracy that would later inspire the authors of the U.S. Constitution.
Includes a CD featuring a new, original song written and performed by Robbie Robertson.
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