A Journey Through War and Peace

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          If you have ever wanted to know about the legend of Hiawatha and Tekanawita, “Peace Walker” by C.J. Taylor might interest you.

          If you have ever wanted to know about the legend of Hiawatha and Tekanawita, “Peace Walker” by C.J. Taylor might interest you. It is a story about when the five Iroquois nations were under the control of Chief Atotarho. Despite being a short read, “Peace Walker” is a good book for learning about how two people could inspire others to overcome an evil leader. The text itself is also inspiring.
          There once was five Iroquois nations that lived in peace before there was a greed for revenge that grew inside the villages. The people of these nations went to war with each other and many were injured. A chief by the name of Atotarho became powerful and had his followers burn down homes. Hiawatha’s heart was full of a desire for justice and the peace they once enjoyed, and so he tried to convince others to join him against the evil chief.
          C.J Taylor’s book “Peace Walker” truly shows how people can make a difference. The words used in the text is descriptive and the colorful pictures go along with the story. There is a prologue to introduce you to the setting and what the five nations were like before the wars began. There is also an extra part at the end of the book about how the nations affected our lives today. Overall, you can really tell the author put some heart into the book when it was being written. Despite Hiawatha’s and Tekanawita’s hope for peace, will they ever bring back the calm days the nations once had?