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21: Deganawida

Arkangel Deganawida is the 21st member of the Arkangel Project. It’s vial contains the energy essence of Arkangel Deganawida. On the Hawkins Scale of Consciousness it rates at 75,000. Again, remember that this doesn’t mean all of you is at this level, but is in the presence of this level of consciouness

The Great Peacemaker, sometimes referred to as Deganawida or "Dekanawida" (although as a mark of respect the Iroquois avoid referring to him by this name except in special circumstances), was the traditional founder, with Hiawatha, of the Iroquois confederacy, a political and cultural union of Native American tribes. Although this confederacy included lands in what is now New York State, its influence extended to the peoples of Ontario, Quebec, Pennsylvania, Ohio and other places.

The Iroquois name for The Great Peacemaker means “Two River Currents Flowing Together.”

There are many conflicting stories about the Great Peacemaker and it is difficult to choose just one, but all accounts agree that amongst the five tribes that lived to the east of the great lakes, a terrible war raged, for many generations

The five tribes were the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Cayugas, the Senecas, and the Onondagas. Tribe fought with tribe, and in the tribes, villages fought with villages, and in the villages, families fought with families, and even in the families there was fighting. Fear and hatred reigned in the land and nobody was safe.


On the opposite shores of the great lakes, amongst the Huron nation, there lived a woman who dreamt that her daughter  would have a son called Deganawida, who would bring a message of peace and power from the Chief of the Great Sky Spirits to all the warring nations across the water.

Her daughter did have a boy-child, as in the dreamland they called him Deganawida. When he had grown to be a man, he sailed across the great lakes’s water bringing his message of peace and power to the five fighting tribes.

   Deganawida was always traveling from one village to the next, always moving eastwards, telling the people his message of hope.

  One day he reached the Mohawk tribe, whose chief was Hiawatha, a fierce cannibal, renowned for being the best warrior in the land. But recently he had felt unable to fight and could not sleep at nights. He was not surprised to see Deganawida and quickly called together his people to hear him speak.

  "I come with good tidings from the Chief of the Sky Spirits," Deganawida said. "Fighting must cease in the land. The good Spirit never intended that blood should flow between human beings."

  "But if we do not fight," one man objected, "we will be killed by the neighboring tribes."

  "The neighboring tribes have already accepted my message of peace," said Deganawida, and Hiawatha’s tribe then accepted his message as well.

  After Deganawida left Hiawatha had three daughters who all died mysteriously. Hiawatha abandoned his tribe and home, and left to find Deganawida. Deganawida’s wise and kind words of consolation, succeeded in dispelling his grief. After several days of talking had passed, Hiawatha pledged to help Deganawida bring the tidings of peace to the five tribes.

  They parted ways, and did not meet again until there was only one man left who had not accepted the message of peace and power: the evil Onondaga chief. They talked to him for a long time, and after many hours of discussion and persuasion, he began to smile. "I will accept your plan of peace," he said.  They returned down the mountain where all the tribes were gathered and began a great meeting. Deganawida proposed that they would form one nation and he told them the laws they should abide by, which became their constitution. They would be the Haudenosaunee nation (later known as the Iroquois Confederacy), and when the meeting was over, they buried all their weapons. Deganawida planted a tree above, and the tree became known as the Tree of Peace. Deganawida then left, leaving Hiawatha in his place.

The new nation prospered and was still strong when the Europeans came. Their constitution and democratic system of government was admired by the newcomers, particularly Benjamin Franklin, and this, along with its similarity, has given rise to the belief that the American constitution is based upon the constitution given to the Iroquois Confederacy by Deganawida and Hiawatha.

So, what does this mean?

The Deganawida  vial accelerates your ability to achieve peace and balance both inwardly and outwardly. Placing yourself within this serenity brings forth clarity of thought and emotional stability. For some, you may find yourself being placed in situations where you are the negotiator between opposing viewpoints.