Ossweken in Brant County, Ontario — Central Canada
Ahyouwaeghs - John Brant
1794 - 1832
John Brant was born in the Mohawk Village (Brantford), the youngest son of the renowned Joseph Brant. He was educated at Ancaster and Niagara, and fought with distinction during the War of 1812. Brant devoted his life to improving the welfare of his people. He initiated the establishment of schools ad from 1828 served as superintendent of the Six Nations, the first native person appointed to that post. Around 1830 his mother Catharine (Ohtowa? kéhson), clan mother of the Turtle Clan Mohawks, chose Brant to succeed Henry Tekarihogen as sachem of the Turtle Clan Mohawks, a position of great influence within the Six Nations Confederacy. Brant died of cholera in 1832.
John Brant naît dans le village des Mohawks (Brantford), benjamin du célèbre Joseph Brant. Il fait ses études à Ancaster et à Niagara et se bat avec bravoure durant le Guerre de 1812. John Brant consacre sa vie à améliorer les conditions de vie de son peuple. Il ouvre des écoles et, à compter de 1828, est surintendant pour les Six - Nations, premier Amérindien nommé à ce poste. Vers 1830, se mère Catharine (Ohtowa? kehson), mère du clan de la Tortue de la nation des Agniers (Mohawks), le choisit pour remplacer Henry Tekarihogen comme sachem (chef), titre conférant dignité et influence au sein de la Confederation des Six - Nations.
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
Location. 43° 4.162′ N, 80° 7.11′ W. Marker is in Ossweken, Ontario, in Brant County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fourth Line Road and Chiefswood Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1738 Fourth Line Road, Ossweken, Ontario N0A, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Six Nations (a few steps from this marker); Thayendanega (Joseph Brant) (a few steps from this marker); The Six Nations War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Cogwagee • Tom Longboat (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomb of THAYENDANEGEA (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Her Majesty’s Chapel of the Mohawks (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); St. Paul’s 1785 (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Mohawk Village (approx. 11.3 kilometers away).
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Six Nations Veterans Memorial Park.
Also see . . . John Brant (Mohawk leader). In the War of 1812, Brant and John Norton led native warriors to stop an American attack at the Battle (Submitted on October 27, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Native Americans • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.