Joseph Brant (1742-1807) Mohawk Indian war chief, who supported the British in the American War for Independence. His Indian name was Thayendanegea. He was a convert to Christianity; remained loyal to the king. Brant led warriors against towns and villages held by rebels; the Cherry Valloey massacre in New York, in 1778, was the most notorious, when he temporarily lost control of the Seneca warriors under his command. Brant's loyalty was rewarded by a land grant to the Mohawk nation in…
Roseanne's comment: Molly Brant, Kanien'kehaka leader. While her brother, Joseph Brant, is better known to history, it was regarding Molly that George Washington once remarked that her capture would be "worth a 1,000 soldiers."
Deer skin frock coat and vest decorated with dyed porcupine quills worn by John Brant (Ahyonwaeghs,1794-1832), son of Mohawk chief Joseph Brant. He encouraged the building of schools for his people and 1828 was appointed resident superintendent for the Six Nations of the Grand River. In 1830, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada for Haldimand. Photo credit: Joe Kozlowski.
The story of Joseph Brant, the Mohawk ‘Native American’ who fought for the Loyalists during the American War of Independence has been retold by the Iroquois peoples of the Six Nations and American Freemasons for centuries, and today Brant is … Continue reading →