The American Revolution - (Joseph Brant) Brant spoke at least three and possibly all of the Six Nations' languages. From 1766 on he was a translator for the British Indian Department. In 1775, he was appointed departmental secretary with the rank of Captain for the new British Superintendent's Indian warriors from Canajoharie. They went to Canada, arriving in Montreal on July 17.
Roseanne's comment: Molly Brant, Kanien'kehaka leader. While her brother, Joseph Brant, is better known to history, it was regarding Molly that George Washington once remarked that her capture would be "worth a 1,000 soldiers."
Deer skin frock coat and vest decorated with dyed porcupine quills worn by John Brant (Ahyonwaeghs,1794-1832), son of Mohawk chief Joseph Brant. He encouraged the building of schools for his people and 1828 was appointed resident superintendent for the Six Nations of the Grand River. In 1830, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada for Haldimand. Photo credit: Joe Kozlowski.
A 1776 portrait of Joseph Brant by leading court painter George Romney. - Born Thayendanegea, March 1743, Ohio Country somewhere along the Cuyahoga River. Died November 24, 1807 (aged 64) present day Burlington, Ontario. Nationality: Mohawk. Religion: Anglican. Children: John Brant. Relatives: Molly Brant, William Johnson. Wikipedia
Joseph Brant (1742-1807) Mohawk Indian war chief, who supported the British in the American War for Independence. His Indian name was Thayendanegea. He was a convert to Christianity; remained loyal to the king. Brant led warriors against towns and villages held by rebels; the Cherry Valloey massacre in New York, in 1778, was the most notorious, when he temporarily lost control of the Seneca warriors under his command. Brant's loyalty was rewarded by a land grant to the Mohawk nation in…