Ohsweken in Brant County, Ontario — Central Canada
Thayendanega (Joseph Brant)
This celebrated Mohawk chief of Canajoharie Castle and Johnson Hall grew up in the Mohawk Valley. He received his baptism of fire at the battle of Lake George in 1755. He served with Sir William Johnson in the Niagara expedition of 1759 and fought in Pontiac's uprising of 1763. He and his Mohawks actively supported the British during the American Revolution. His vision of a new social and economic order to protect the Indian way of life vanished at the Sandusky Council after the war. He then led his people to Upper Canada where they settled on the Grand River. He died at Wellington Square, now Burlington, Ontario.
Ce grand chef agnier de Canajoharie Castle et Johnson Hall grandit dans la vallée des Agniers. Il reçut le baptême du feu à la bataille du lac George en 1755. Membre de l'expédition de Niagara en 1759 conduite par sir William Johnson, il se rangea du côté des Britanniques lors du soulèvement de Pontiac en 1763. Il fit de même durant la Révolution américaine. Après la guerre, le nouvel ordre social qu'il proposa pour protéger le mode de vie indien fut rejeté par le conseil
Erected 1975 by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 43° 4.167′ N, 80° 7.096′ W. Marker is in Ohsweken, Ontario, in Brant County. Marker can be reached from 4th Line just from Chiefswood Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1799 4th Line, Ohsweken, Ontario N0A 1M0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ahyouwaeghs - John Brant (a few steps from this marker); The Six Nations (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 St. Paul’s 1785 (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Mohawk Village (approx. 11.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ohsweken.
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Six Nations Veteran's Park.
Also see . . . Chief Joseph Brant: Mohawk, Loyalist, and Freemason -Archiving Early America. Perhaps no Freemason who ever lived in America has been so condemned by some authors and praised by others as Joseph Brant, the powerful and influential Mohawk chief who sided with the British during the American Revolutionary War. On several occasions, he put into practice the Masonic virtues of brotherly love, forgiveness, and charity. On others, he exhibited cold-blooded ruthlessness, savagery and disregard for human life. (Submitted on May 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 31 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.