After finding his birth-mother in 1991, his Loyalist connection began purely by accident, when she mentioned that he was a descendant of Joseph Brant
. David eventually proved descent as the seventh great grandson of Joseph Thayendanegea Brant UE.
The Joseph Brant
Hospital (JBH) redevelopment involved the construction of a new 7-story, 400,000-square-foot, 172-bed patient care tower and 120,000 square feet of renovations to the existing buildings.
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).
War leaders such as the Mohawk Joseph Brant
(Thayendanegea) later accused him of cowardice.
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.
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.
Another success was Gilbert Stuart's 1786 portrait of the Mohawk chieftain Thayendanegea also known as Joseph Brant
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.