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The Tree of the Great Peace

I Deganawidah And the chiefs of the Five Nations of the Great Peace We shall uproot the tallest pine

Into the cavity thereby made

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We shall cast all weapons of war

Into the depths of the earth

Into the deep underneath . . . We shall cast all weapons of war

We shall bury them from sight forever . . . Then we shall plant again the tree . . . Thus shall the Great Peace be established Iroquois poem

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