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Mohawk Village

Mohawk Village

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Mohawk Village

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted February, 2015

Plaque Location

The City of Brantford
On Mohawk Street .5 km east of Birkett Lane


Coordinates: N 43 07.463 W 80 14.122

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Plaque Text

Allies of the British during the American War of Independence, the Six Nations Iroquois received extensive lands along the Grand River in 1784. Mohawks, led by Joseph Brant, established a village of some 400 individuals here by 1788. The community was situated at an important crossing point on the river ("Brant's Ford") and prospered as a resting place for travellers on the "Detroit path", a trail linking the Niagara and Detroit Rivers. Increasingly European settlers encroached on Six Nations' lands. In 1841 the government moved the Grand River Iroquois to a section of their land south of the river. Of the Mohawk Village, only the chapel remains.

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