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Last updated 8/20/2019 at 3:17pm



I've been intrigued by the story of a Rocky Mountain Cree of the mid 1800s, a chief named Maskepetoon. Told by many, his story has become a mix of myth, legend and truth. However, all sources bear common denominators that follow the common thread of peacemaking.

Maskepetoon, a renowned warrior who came to Faith in Jesus, found out that personal peace would only come when it was partnered with forgiveness.

His only son had been murdered by a companion, and Maskepetoon, faced with the choice of killing or forgiving him, offered his forgiveness to the man who murdered his son.

His dad had b...



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