picture of Mohawk Elder Mike Phillips or Kanentakeron smoking a peacepipe, Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, Quebec, Canada - photograph 02mohawk_peacepipe - North American Legends travel documentary pictures

Photo of Mohawk Elder Mike Phillips or Kanentakeron smoking a peacepipe, Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, Quebec, Canada


Photo of Mohawk Elder Mike Phillips

Mohawk name: Kanentakeron

Born July 23, 1930 in Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada

Died September 15 1999



Peace. Mohawk Elder Mike Phillips (Kanentakeron) smoking a peace-pipe, Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada



It was in 1990 that Phillips became an actor and portrayed the Huron native elder named Sachem in The Last Of The Mohicans staring Daniel Day-Lewis.

He also appeared in many other movies and has become quite popular in Quebec. Phillips was also depicted on the Two Row Wampum Belt poster that came out several years ago.



Phillips had led a full life, being an ironworker until 1979. Once he retired from ironwork he became an alcohol and drug counselor until 1990. His children remember him saying that it felt like he had his hands on every building and bridge in New York.

Location of picture - Kahnawake Quebec Canada

picture id: 02mohawk_peacepipe

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