Brantford in Brant County, Ontario — Central Canada
Tomb of THAYENDANEGEA
This tomb is erected to the memory of THAYENDANEGEA , or Captain Joseph Brant, Principal Chief and Warrior of the Six Nations Indians, by his Fellow-Subjects, admirers of his fidelity and attachment to the British Crown. Born on the Banks of the Ohio River, 1742; died at Wellington Square, U.C., 1807.
It also contains the Remains of his son, AHYOUWAIGHS, or Captain John Brant, who succeeded his Father as, TRKARIHOGEA, and distinguished himself in the War of 1812-15. Born at the Mohawk Village, U.C., 1794; died the same place, 1833.
Erected 1984 by Masonic Foundation of Ontario.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1742.
Location. 43° 7.462′ N, 80° 14.092′ W. Marker is in Brantford, Ontario, in Brant County. Marker can be reached from Mohawk Street close to Morrison Road, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Mohawk Street, Brantford, Ontario N3S 2X2, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 Her Majesty’s Chapel of the Mohawks (a few steps from this marker); St. Paul’s 1785 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mohawk Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Cogwagee • Tom Longboat (approx. 11.2 kilometers away); Ahyouwaeghs - John Brant (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Thayendanega (Joseph Brant) (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); The Six Nations (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); The Six Nations War Memorial (approx. 11.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brantford.
More about this marker. The tomb is on the right side of St. Paul’s, H.M. Chapel of the Mohawks.
Also see . . . THAYENDANEGEA - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. In the peace negotiations between Great Britain and the United States, Britain completely ignored its Indian allies and transferred sovereignty over all British-claimed land as far west as the Mississippi River to the Americans, even though almost the entire territory was occupied by Indians, who believed they had never relinquished it to the whites. When Brant learned of the treaty’s terms he angrily exclaimed that England had “sold the Indians to Congress.” The indignation of the Six Nations at their betrayal led the British administrators in Quebec to attempt to mollify them by various means. (Submitted on May 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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