Other Scriptures: Grief, Gratitude, and the Haudenosaunee Great Peace

The arrival of a messenger who heralds an era of prolonged peace and equality may be one of the only events in the Book of Mormon attested to by external sources. In Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) traditions, the Peacemaker and the Mother of Nations encourage ceremonies of condolence and thanksgiving missing from the settler colonial narrative in the Book of Mormon. This presentation draws from decolonizing methodologies and Haudenosaunee oral tradition for an alterNative reading of this Latter-day scriptural apogee.