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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…

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Mohawk Indian Thayendanega, also known as Joseph Brant, served in the British army as an interpreter of native languages during the Revolutionary War.

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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.

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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."

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A 1776 portrait of Joseph Brant by leading court painter George Romney. - Born Thayendanegea, March 1743, Ohio Country somewhere along the Cuyahoga River. Died November 24, 1807 (aged 64) present day Burlington, Ontario. Nationality: Mohawk. Religion: Anglican. Children: John Brant. Relatives: Molly Brant, William Johnson. Wikipedia

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