Katherine tells Gesina that she has decided on Lahaheo for a husband. There are lots of dead bodies on the ground and the Great Peace has been broken. Lahaheo says the Great Peace must not be broken, so he holds his weapon over his head and walks toward the Americans and the Oneida. Whoever won the allegiance of the mighty Iroquois would gain a vital advantage in the war to come. They start laughing, Lahaheo hears them and he chases them.
I wanted to ask permission if I can use that last part for the memory? But he was the key to unlocking the development of nuclear energy and atomic bomb. The new British Indian agent tells Joseph that he is giving him a commission as an officer in His Majesty's army. A woman named Gesina, wife of Chief Seth and mother of Katherine, is in a lodge with lots of other women. If the nations ever fought against each other, a huge disaster would fall upon all of them. Joseph just says who cares what the whites do? Chief Seth tells the story of the Peacemaker. On the canoe ride back to the Iroquois village Joseph tells the woman he wants her to be happy and he will work to make sure she is happy.
He says the colonies want a government that will insure individual freedom. He is now a chief and a servant of the people. However be warned that some of your students may fall asleep. It only contains Chapters 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10. And yet he still shouts empty words and accusations. For part of us went with you The day God called you home.
Katherine says hi to him as he comes in. Benjamin Franklin urges a uniting of the colonies so they can have a united army to deal with the Indians in the west. Sir William says that the colonists don't know about the boundary lines of the Great Proclamation. Many are specific to gender and circumstances. Sir William pays a visit to Gesina. The home was both a place of defense against enemies and a meeting place for whites and red men.
Lahaheo joins with the warriors and he speaks with Joseph as they jog back to the village. Katherine goes to Joseph and just shakes her head. He says that some of the Oneida have been fighting alongside the colonists. Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you You are always at our side. With Sir William Johnson is William Penn of Pennsylvania.
He goes looking for his friend. You left us peaceful memories. She is singing a wailing song. Fort Stanwyx, November 5, 1768. She talks of moving to Canada. Johnson scolds him for getting so far ahead of the other troops. And this is the film I wanted to be made.
Sir William has been informed that French reinforcements are being sent to help the defenders of the fort. The other news is that Johnson wants to meet with the Council. Sir William orders the men to return heavy fire -- they must keep up the siege of Fort Niagara. Seth is brought back to the village. He does so pledging himself to follow the laws of the Great Peace and be wise in all things.
At the funeral Joseph asks Katherine where is Lahaheo? There is a battle field sign along the road paralleling the Delaware River where Brant fought some colonists and got away from them after inflicting heavy casualties. It is the year 1984, and Winston. It offers, not only a unique perspective on the American Revolutionary War, but the perspective of women in Iroquois society. She was the chain that held us all together and we have all been so lost without her. Gesina and her daughter Katherine cry over his body. He knew then he would be a warrior for his people. No single colony is strong enough to push the Indians far back from the western boundaries of the colonies.
I heard this poem at a recent memorial service. Most of the people stand up for the idea. Lahaheo still sticks with his neutrality. Now Sir William is aging and in poor health. He has shown in battle that he has the abilities to become a great leader. But then they are fired upon by about four colonists.
What I'm fond of most about this movie are the women's interaction with each of the characters. Sir William says he is now taking over the command. In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. The worst, the worst is just beginning. He also says that he has been given the task of putting some teeth into a new proclamation. In the fighting Joseph is wounded in the left shoulder. The clan mothers say that the colonists invited their representatives to come to Philadelphia and they see no harm in this, but they must not take sides with the colonists without the full consent of the Iroquois people.