"Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation" (NOON) recently
supported the creation of a new mural about the Great Law of Peace
at LeMoyne Elementary School in Syracuse. NOON made arrangements
with the school and funded the project.
Great Law of Peace Mural in LeMoyne Elementary School
Onondaga snipe clan artist Brandon Lazore developed the image
and painted the mural on August 3-5, 2016. The project was initiated
by Ieieia'taiéri Logan who saw the original Father LeMoyne
mural and asked NOON to see if we could have it replaced with a
more accurate and educational mural. NOON worked with LeMoyne Elementary
School principal Jason Armstrong for nearly a year to bring this
new piece to life.
The new mural depicts the founding gathering for the Haudenosaunee
Confederacy, along the shore of Onondaga Lake. It includes Hiawentha
and the Peacemaker, the Tadadaho and Jigonsaseh, along with other
An informational plaque will be added in the forest on the left
side of the mural in the coming weeks. An unveiling event will be
held in September after the school year begins.
artist Brandon Lazore signing the mural