While he lived in a variety of locations over the course of his career, he considered Tyendinaga to be his home base, and indeed his wife, Ellen Hill (1843-1901), came from there and was a direct descendant of both Joseph Brant
and John Deseronto.
In Willig's third region, the Iroquois of Grand River, under their leaders Joseph Brant
and John Norton, struggled to overcome Britain's classification of them as "dependent allies" (132).
Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant
expressed the need for the Haudenosaunee to record their history and traditional knowledge for their own sense of place but also, Monture argues, to place a marker in settler society that would serve as a record for legal purposes during what would surely be difficult days ahead.
War leaders such as the Mohawk Joseph Brant
(Thayendanegea) later accused him of cowardice.
In the nearby City of Brantford stands a monument to Captain Joseph Brant
/ Thayendanegea [1742-1807] whose vision facilitated all of these settlements.
Campbell discusses Mohawk chiefs Abraham, Hendrick and twenty something year old English-educated and English speaking warrior Joseph Brant
, pressing Sir William about Dutch and English settlers such as trader George Kolck, holding a fraudulent deed to several thousand acres including ancestral Mohawk settlements of Canajoharie and Fort Hunter.
In this narrative, Monture profiles, among others, Native leader Joseph Brant
, a controversial figure of the late 18th century; poet and women's rights advocate Pauline Johnson (1861-1913); historian Seth Newhouse, (1842-1921), who translated the Great Law; Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947), a poet and the Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs for almost 20 years; Chief Deskaheh (1873-1925), known especially for a speech given in 1925 and broadcast over a New York radio station; poet and essayist Bernice Loft (1902-1997); and musician Robbie Robertson (born 1944).
Critique: As a member of the Mohawk nation, Turtle clan, from the Six Nations of the Grand Rier Territory, Rick Monture (Director of the Indigenous Studies Program, McMaster University) draws upon a very special expertise to compile and edit this outstanding anthology organized into five major sections: Servant of the Soil: Joseph Brant
and the Grand River Settlement; The Challenge to Haudenosaunee Nationhood: Performing Politics, Translating Culture; An Enemy's Food is On Our Country: Conflict, Diplomacy, and Land Rights; Displacement, Identity, and Resistance; Linking Arms Together: Six Nations of the Grand River from Oka to the Twenty-First Century.
Over the next several months, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Joseph Brant
Hospital will evaluate the proposals from innovaCARE Partners, Integrated Team Solutions and PCL Partnerships.
In the same sale, of huge American interest is the Gilbert Stuart portrait of the remarkable Mohawk chieftain Thayendanegea, known to the English as Joseph Brant
, who fought alongside Earl Percy, later 2nd Duke, during the American Revolution.
police on patrol specifically looking for people stealing from vehicles found a man on Joseph Brant
Street leaving a vehicle which did not belong to him.
The Brant house passed from Joseph Brant
to his son John, then to John's brother-in-law William Johnson Kerr, and eventually to his son Simcoe Kerr.