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Brantford in Brant County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Tomb of THAYENDANEGEA

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 11, 2014
1. Tomb of THAYENDANEGEA Marker
Inscription.
Tomb Inscription
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 1850.

 
Erected 1984 by Masonic Foundation of Ontario.
 
Location. 43° 7.462′ N, 80° 14.092′ W. Marker is in Brantford, Ontario, in Brant County. Marker can be reached from Mohawk Street just from Morrison Road, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Mohawk Street, Brantford, Ontario N3S 2X2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Her Majestyís Chapel of the Mohawks (a few steps from this marker); St. Paulís 1785 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mohawk Village
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 11, 2014
2. Tomb of THAYENDANEGEA Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cogwagee ē 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. Paulís, 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 treatyís terms he angrily exclaimed that England had “sold the Indians to Congress.” The indignation of the Six Nations at their
Joseph Brant, (Thayendanegea) Chief of the Six Nations image. Click for full size.
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3. Joseph Brant, (Thayendanegea) Chief of the Six Nations
betrayal led the British administrators in Quebec to attempt to mollify them by various means.
(Submitted on May 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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