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Mary (Molly) Brant (Tekonwatonti) (ca. 1736-1796)

Mary (Molly) Brant (Tekonwatonti)

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted November, 2009

Mary (Molly) Brant (Tekonwatonti)

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted February, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
Adjacent to the front door of Rideaucrest Home
at 175 Rideau Street near Raglan Road


Coordinates: N 44 14.290 W 76 28.955

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Plaque Text

A Mohawk woman of great diplomatic skill, Molly Brant exerted an extraordinary influence on the powerful Iroquois Confederacy. During the American Revolutionary War, she passed valuable information to British troops and in 1777 was forced by the rebels to flee her homeland in the colony of New York. Living at military posts, she emerged as a persuasive speaker, exhorting the Iroquois to maintain their traditional alliance with the British Crown. After the war, this remarkable Loyalist settled near here. Molly Brant's tireless efforts helped preserve Canada from American conquest.

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Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted May 27, 2011
Hi my name is Natalie I think she is VERY interesting and I have to do a project on her in history class. I hope I get to know her better.

> Posted February 13, 2011
Why was the plaque place here if she is buried in Kingston at St. Paul's Anglican Church? (according to Wikipedia)




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