Ronald Cross

Ronald Cross, a Mohawk whose Italian heritage led to his being nicknamed “Lasagna,” was active in the Oka crisis, during which his image was seized upon by the media and made a symbol of the confrontation between the Mohawks and the Canadian and Quebec authorities. For Lasagna: The Man Behind the Mask (1994), Ronald Cross contributed additional information that brings the reader up to date on the situation in the Mohawk community, and on the Mohawks’ relationship with the neighbouring non-native communities, in both Canada and the United States.