Traditionalist Mohawk activist, writer and painter Louis Karoniaktajeh Hall died in his home in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake on December 9. He was 76.

Hall was an expert on the Great Law of Peace, the constitution of the Iroquois Confederacy, and took part in lengthy negotiations with New York State that led to the establishment of the Ganienkeh Mohawk territory.

Hall was a prolific writer who finished the last page of his autobiography, A Tale of One Mohawk, just before he died. Among his other writings are The Warriors’ Handbook and Rebuilding the Iroquois Confederacy. Among those attending his visitation at the Mohawk Nation Longhouse in Kahnawake were three representatives of the American Indian Movement.