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Thayendanega (Joseph Brant) 1742-1807

Thayendanega (Joseph Brant)

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2010

Thayendanega (Joseph Brant) Thayendanega (Joseph Brant)

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Plaque Location

The County of Brant
Six Nations of the Grand River
In Ohsweken, in Six Nations Veterans' Park at the
northwest corner of Chiefswood Road and 4th Line

Coordinates: N 43 04.156 W 80 07.103


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Plaque Text

This celebrated Mohawk chief of Canajoharie Castle and Johnson Hall grew up in the Mohawk Valley. He received his baptism of fire at the battle of Lake George in 1755. He served with Sir William Johnson in the Niagara expedition of 1759 and fought in Pontiac's uprising of 1763. He and his Mohawks actively supported the British during the American Revolution. His vision of a new social and economic order to protect the Indian way of life vanished at the Sandusky Council after the war. He then led his people to Upper Canada where they settled on the Grand River. He died at Wellington Square, now Burlington, Ontario.

Other plaques at this location
Ahyouwaeghs * John Brant 1794-1832
The Six Nations

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Other Plaques in Six Nations of the Grand River
Ahyouwaeghs * John Brant 1794-1832
E. Pauline Johnson 1861-1913
New Credit Indian Reserve and Mission
The Six Nations
Tom Longboat 1886-1949

Brant County Plaques