Brooklea on the Grand River, former farm of Tehowagherengaraghkwen, known to us as Chief Thomas Davis
Culture Clubs: The Art of Living Together (2002)
Weird Tit-for-tat: The Game of Our Lives (2004)
Squire Davis and the Crazy River (2009)
Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos (2013)
Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos: The Battle of Vinegar Hill (2012)
Coming July 2022, Culture Clubs: The Real Fate of Societies
If you have questions about publications, please contact Dr. Minsos: email@example.com
The novels are inspired by family stories, dates, and facts and your questions are appreciated. If you are a Canadian family researcher/genealogist, please read the Mohawk Trilogy before making queries about the trilogy’s fictionalized characters or factual histories. If you are singularly interested in understanding the Grand River Navigation Company’s scandalous treatment of the Haudenosaunee, you can find a summary addendum (Appendix: “The River, the ‘Indians’ and the Navigation”) included at the conclusion of Book 2, Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos: The Battle of Vinegar Hill.
For complimentary blurbs on the Mohawk Trilogy, see Trumpeting the Books.
Brooklea, courtesy Juniper Photos
C. C. (Kiff) Holland AWS, SFCA – cover artist for Culture Clubs: The Art of Living Together and Weird Tit-for-Tat: The Game of Our Lives. Holland is past president of of the Federation of Canadian Artists and, in 1992, he was elected a Signature Member of the American Watercolour Society. He has received numerous awards from the Federation of Canadian Artists and took first place in the Northwest Watercolor Society’s annual competition. Holland’s work has also been in the exhibition of the British Institute of Painters in Watercolour, and the Royal Society of British Artists.
Gerry Dotto – cover artist for the Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos books, the Mohawk Trilogy. Dotto is a top-tier graphic designer and visual artist. He works with a variety of mediums and experiments with different creative techniques, including photography, printmaking, mixed media, collage using recycled materials, aluminum based work and sculpture. His art has been displayed in solo exhibitions, on government walls, and in countless publications. Dotto took first place (2017) for Still Life, in the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts International Photography Competition.
S. Minsos PhD is the former coordinator of the Canadian Studies Program at the University of Alberta. Dr. Minsos wrote Culture Clubs: The Art of Living Together and its prequel Weird Tit-for-Tat: The Game of Our Lives to challenge the tit-for-tat dichotomy. She completes the culture-club series with her forthcoming book, Culture Clubs: The Real Fate of Societies. Her work contributes significantly to our understanding of the way domination sparks manners, and how teams (culture clubs) naturally coalesce around a common purpose – and the purpose always depends on variable contexts, aka, affordances. To illustrate her theory, Dr. Minsos wrote the Mohawk Trilogy, the Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos novels. The setting is Canada West. As the dust settles in 1845-1846, the protagonists try to fit in either with established culture clubs or new ones, whichever may best suit their needs as they adapt to changing affordances. Minsos models her stories on true incidents, as well as the time, place, and the adventures of her great-great grandparents, Mohawk Tehawennihárhos (Squire Davis) and Scottish immigrant Jennet Ferguson.
Edmonton is located in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) on Treaty 6 territory of the Papaschase, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
Edmonton est située à ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) sur les terres du Traité 6, le territoire du Papaschase, et les territoires de la nation Métis.