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Bonaparte is a writer, artist, and storyteller from the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory. His writing has appeared in Native Americas, Aboriginal Voices, and Winds of Change magazines in addition to Indian Time, The People’s Voice, Akwesasne Phoenix, and Eastern Door newspapers. He is the creator of The Wampum Chronicles: Mohawk Territory on the Internet (www.wampumchronicles.com) and Guitar Solo of the Gods: The Online Novel (www.guitar-solo-of-the-gods.com). He is a frequent lecturer at schools and cultural festivals in the United States and Canada and was recently a cultural consultant for the PBS mini-series about the French & Indian War, “The War That Made America.” He has been profiled on APTN’s Chiefs program. In 2000, his community honored him by electing him chief of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. He has three children.
Online resources by or about Darren Bonaparte:
The Wampum Chronicles: A Website of Mohawk History
Author: Akiatonharonkwen (Darren Bonaparte)
Description: “The Wampum Chronicles: A Website of Mohawk History represents independent research into Mohawk history. It is based on historical documentation, secondary sources, and Mohawk oral tradition. ” Includes biographical information on the author Akiatonharonkwen (Darren Bonaparte).
Books by Darren Bonaparte:
Bonaparte, Darren. Creation and Confederation: The Living History of the Iroquois
Wampum Chronicles, 2006.
Bonaparte, Darren. A History of the St. Regis Catholic Church : a commemorative book
St. Regis, N.Y. : St. Regis Catholic Church Restoration Fund, 1998.
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