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Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant)

(1742-1807)

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2014
1. Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) Marker
Inscription. English:
A notable Mohawk warrior and statesman, and principal war chief of the Six Nations, he led his people in support of the British. After the war, he brought his people to Canada to settle near where Brantford now stands.
American Revolution


French:
Illustre guerrier, home d’Etat mohawk et principal chef de guerre des Six Nations, il est, avec les siens, un fidèle allié des Anglais. Après la guerre, il conduit son peuple au Canada pour s’établir près de ce qui est aujourd’hui Brantford.
Révolution américaine

 
Location. 45° 25.461′ N, 75° 41.707′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario. Marker is on Wellington Street just from Elgin Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A4, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant Colonel Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry, CB (a few steps from this marker); Sappers’ Bridge (a few steps from this marker); The Rideau Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada (within
Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2014
2. Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) Marker
shouting distance of this marker); The Commissariat (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rideau Waterway (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Nicholas Sparks (about 120 meters away); Lotta Hitschmanova, C.C. (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Valiants Memorial near the National War Memoial
 
Also see . . .  Thayendanegea - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Brant was a noble figure who dedicated his whole life to the advancement of his people and who struggled to maintain their freedom and sovereignty. His major failure was his inability to understand the nature of British imperialism and to comprehend the fact that the British would not permit two sovereignties to exist in Upper Canada. (Submitted on May 16, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2014
3. Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant)
Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Wilson Peale, circa 1797
4. Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) Marker
Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 12, 2017
5. Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant)
This 1786 portrait of Thayendanegea (1743-1807) by Gilbert Stuart hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Convinced that victory for the American colonists meant disaster for Native people, the Mohawk warrior Thayendanegea (also known as Joseph Brant) Jed loyalist troops in a number of devastating campaigns against rebel forces during the American Revolutionary War. At the war's conclusion, Brant journeyed to England to remind George III of his promise to compensate the Iroquois Confederacy for their military service and forfeited land. Brant's old friend Hugh Percy, the Duke of Northumberland, who had fought beside him in America, commissioned this imposing likeness from the American artist Gilbert Stuart, who was then based in London. In the portrait, Brant is shown wearing two gifts from the king: a crescent-shaped salver plate (known as a gorget) and a peace medal bearing the monarch’s profile. Brant's diplomatic efforts resulted in the award of 675,000 acres on the Grand River in Ontario, Canada, where he settled more than 1,800 Native American and white Loyalists.” – National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5. submitted on December 24, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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