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Item#: 2023SYR07

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11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

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An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

Medium- and large-format posters are available by custom order. Contact us for details.

Poem Inspiration Location


poster information



Long-lasting democracy

Peacemaker guidance

The Haudenosaunee Confederacy has existed for many generations. Preceding the Confederacy was the Great League of Peace. Organized by the Peacemaker, with assistance from Aiionwatha (Hiawatha), the league’s members were the chiefs of the five nations.

It was before this body that the Peacemaker presented each law of the Great Peace. After the Peacemaker persuaded the chiefs to adopt the Great Peace Laws, the league became the Great Confederation of the Five nations. Now known as the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and consisting of Six Nations, it continues to follow the Peacemaker’s guidance.

Because of my interest in equal rights and how it relates to my own artwork, I knew instantly this was the poem I wanted to illustrate. My personal inquiry into the suffragist movement led me to the Haudenosaunee culture of inclusion and equal rights.

I depicted a pregnant woman and included the nine animals that represent each clan and symbolize the matrilineal society of the Haudenosaunee.
The framers of the constitution were influenced by the Six Nations’ democratic form of government.

I’m working on a body of work that falls under the vast umbrella of civil liberties, so this piece came naturally. My mixed media pieces bounce back and forth between the digital world and old school cut and paste.