This beautiful story comes from the oral traditions of the Oneida - the indigineous people who were part of the Iroquois Confederacy. This tradition was shattered in 1776, but brave, peaceful first Americans have revived it and they are sharing their tradition of condolence and forgiveness that was an integral part of the success of the Iroquois Nation that existed in peace and prosperity for over 300 years in America. We have a lot to learn from these people in the 21st Century. http://youtu.be/vbvtsMATorI
For a fictional account of the story of the Peacemaker and its contribution to America's story read "The Peacemaker" by Brenda Duffey - available at http://kentuckywoman.net/.