Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807

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Mohawk Indian Chief.

From the description of Letter signed : Niagara, to James Wheelock, 1802 Dec. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134743

Indian chief and British Army officer.

From the description of Joseph Brant correspondence, 1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451277

Mohawk Indian leader. Close friend of Sir John Johnson.

From the description of Letter, 1789 August 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122434125

Joseph Brant was a Mohawk Chief and an officer in the British military during the American Revolutionary War. He was born in Ohio and named Thayendanegea. He served in expeditions during the French and Indian War. As a Captain during the American Revolution, he led the four Iroquois Nations that \sided with the British as well as a group of loyalists. He married three times, lastly to Catharine Adonwentishon. Brant worked as a negotiator for the Six Nations in talks with the British to provide tracts of land for the Mohawk Reservation on the Grand River in Ontario. Brantford, Ontario; a city located on a portion of his land grant, is named for him.

Sir John Johnson, Bart. was born in the Mohawk Valley, but left for Canada because of his loyalist sympathies. He commanded two battalions of the King's Royal Regiment during the American Revolution. In 1783 he was appointed as the Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs in British North America.

From the description of Letter from Joseph Brant : to Sir John Johnson Bart., 1799 March 17. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64060942

Mohawk chief also known as Thayendanegea.

Associated with the Johnson family of Indian superintendents, Joseph Brant supported the British during the American Revolution and led numerous raids against New York and Pennsylvania settlements. Following the war Brant failed in attempts to negotiate favorable treaties with the new U.S. government and obtained from the British for the Iroquois a large land grant on the Grand River in Ontario. Moving his people there, Brant lobbied for their rights and looked after their welfare.

From the description of Letter and memorandum, 1784-1797. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36369311

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referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: Draper's historical miscellanies, 1720-1887. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Street, Thomas C., ca. 1814-1872. Letter : Niagara Falls, Chippawa, to Lewis Burnell, Brantford, 1845 Dec 13. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. Papers, 1733-1808. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866,. Jared Sparks portrait collection, [ca. 1600-1850]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Street, Thomas C., ca. 1814-1872. Letter : Niagara Falls, Chippawa, to Lewis Burnell, Brantford, 1845 Dec 13. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn New York (State). Governor (1777-1795 : Clinton). Gubernatorial and personal records, 1725-1854 (bulk 1755-1817). New York State Archives
creatorOf Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807. Draper manuscripts: Joseph Brant papers, 1710-1879. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891. Draper manuscripts: Draper's notes, 1841-1868. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807. Letter, 1789 August 14. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Johnson, Guy, ca. 1740-1788. Guy Johnson papers, 1773-1831. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891. Collection of Lyman Copeland Draper Manuscripts, 1735-1890. Library of Congress
referencedIn O'Reilly, Henry, 1806-1886,. Selections from papers relating to the Six Nations, 1789-1820. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807. Draper manuscripts: Joseph Brant miscellanies, 1779-1892. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Washington Irving collection, 1683-1839, (bulk 1753-1839) Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Chalmers, Harvey. Six Nations status : arrival and settlement in Canada, present position, ca. 1946. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Robert Adams Day Book, 1768-1775 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Huntington Free Library. Native American biography vertical file [ca.1850-2000.]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Phelps and Gorham Company. Records, 1776-1892. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891. Draper manuscript collection, 1779-1794 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Library. Miscellaneous manuscripts about North American Indians, 1695-[ca.1929] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Orr, Robert, 1744-1833. Captain Robert Orr's Account, 1781. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Selections from papers relating to the Six Nations, 1789-1820, 1789-1820 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Cleaveland, Moses, 1754-1806. Moses Cleaveland letter to Joseph Brant, 1796 May 26. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Kirkland, Samuel, 1741-1808. Papers 1765-1808. Hamilton College, Daniel Burke Library
referencedIn Parrish, John, 1729-1807. Book relative to Indian affairs : journals to treaties, 1791-1794. Newberry Library
creatorOf Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807. Letter signed : Niagara, to James Wheelock, 1802 Dec. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Selected materials on Indian affairs, 1698-1796, 1698-1796 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume X, miscellany, 1764-1805. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807. Letter from Joseph Brant : to Sir John Johnson Bart., 1799 March 17. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Canada Public Archives records of Indian affairs [microform], 1696-1856. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn Portraits and pictures collection, circa 1750-1900. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Josiah Harmar papers, Harmar, Josiah papers, 1681-1937 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Norton, John, b. ca. 1760. Letter book, 1806-1810 [microform]. New York State Library
referencedIn Ewing, William. Letter : Geneceo [sic], to Israel Chapin, Esq., 1794 Sept. 17. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807. Letter and memorandum, 1784-1797. Newberry Library
referencedIn Phelps, Oliver, 1749-1809. Account, 1809 Jan. Newberry Library
referencedIn Kerr, Elizabeth, d. 1845. Correspondence with Mrs. Simcoe [Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe], 1838-1845. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807. Letter, 1799 May 30, Mohawk Village, to John O'Bail. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: Pittsburgh and Northwest Virginia papers, 1768-1854. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fonda family. Fonda family papers, 1736-1870. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Record of Council and speeches to and by the Indian Nations in Upper Canada, 1796-1803. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Public Archives of Canada. Selected materials on Indian affairs, 1698-1796. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Livingston, James H. Letter, 1778 November 23. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Blake, Alex N. Letter, 1838 December 24. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Guy Johnson papers, 1773-1831 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Halsey, Francis W. Papers, 1902-1911. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Goodwin-Haines Collection. Misc. photo Joseph Brant, Sir Francis Bond Head. n.d. University of Guelph
referencedIn Six Nations. Speech : Oneida [N.Y.], delivered to the Oneidas, by Skenodoa and Petrus, to his excellency General Schuyler, 1783 July 21. Newberry Library
creatorOf Goodwin-Haines Collection. Letter Written by Joseph Brant to Lt. Gov. Simcoe Concerning Lands on the Grand River, April 3, 1796. University of Guelph
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: Newspaper extracts, 1748-1840. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume VII, Miscellany, 1764-1792. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea) letter and portrait, undated New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn [Brantford. : Pamphlet box.] HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807. Joseph Brant correspondence, 1796. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Adams, Robert, d. 1793 person
associatedWith Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797 person
associatedWith Avery, Charles P., 1818-1872. person
associatedWith Blacksnake, Governor, ca. 1753-1859. person
associatedWith Blake, Alex N. person
associatedWith Bouquet, Henry, 1719-1765 person
associatedWith Brandt family. family
associatedWith Brant, Catherine Croghan. person
associatedWith Brant, Mary. person
associatedWith Brown, John, 1744-1780. person
associatedWith Burd, James, 1726-1793 person
associatedWith Butler, Richard, 1743-1791 person
associatedWith Cartwright, Richard, 1759-1815. person
associatedWith Chalmers, Harvey. person
associatedWith Chew, Joseph, d. 1798 person
associatedWith Claus, Christian Daniel, 1727-1781 person
associatedWith Claus, Daniel, 1727-1787. person
associatedWith Claus family. family
associatedWith Cleaveland, Moses, 1754-1806. person
associatedWith Clinton, George, 1739-1812. person
associatedWith Clinton, James. person
associatedWith Dewey, Joel. person
associatedWith Dewey, Joshua. person
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associatedWith Ewing, William. person
associatedWith Fonda family. family
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associatedWith Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 person
associatedWith Gibson, John, 1740-1822. person
associatedWith Goodwin-Haines Collection. corporateBody
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associatedWith Gordon, Harry person
associatedWith Halsey, Francis W. person
associatedWith Harmar, Josiah, 1802-1848 person
associatedWith Hathaway, Joshua, 1761-1836. person
associatedWith Hopkins, Timothy, 1859-1937 person
associatedWith Huntington Free Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Hutchins, Thomas, 1730-1789 person
associatedWith Johnson, Guy, ca. 1740-1788. person
associatedWith Johnson, John, Sir, 1742-1830. person
correspondedWith Johnson, John, Sir, 1771-1849 person
associatedWith Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. person
associatedWith Kerr, Elizabeth, d. 1845. person
associatedWith Kirkland, Samuel, 1741-1808. person
associatedWith Livingston, James H. person
associatedWith McCorry, James. person
associatedWith McKee, Alexander, d. 1799 person
associatedWith Monckton, Robert, 1726-1782 person
associatedWith Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. person
correspondedWith Morris, Thomas, 1771-1849 person
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associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
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associatedWith Norton, John, Mohawk. person
associatedWith O'Bail, John, 1735-1836. person
associatedWith O'Reilly, Henry, 1806-1886, person
associatedWith Orr, Robert, 1744-1833. person
associatedWith Ourry, Lewis, 1717-1779 person
associatedWith Parrish, John, 1729-1807. person
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associatedWith Puisaye, Joseph Geneviève, Comte de, 1755-1827. person
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associatedWith St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818 person
associatedWith St. Clair, John, Sir person
associatedWith St. Leger, Barry, ca. 1737-1789. person
associatedWith Street, Thomas C., ca. 1814-1872. person
associatedWith Sullivan, John, 1740-1795. person
associatedWith Van Rensselaer, Robert, 1740-1802. person
associatedWith Webb, Nathaniel. person
associatedWith Wheelock, James, person
associatedWith Williams, Eleazer, 1789-1858. person
associatedWith Wood, John. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Canada
New York (State)--Old Fort Niagara
Ontario
Belleville (W. Va.)
United States
Vermont
Neversink River (N.Y.)
Cattaraugus Indian Reservation (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Fort Pitt (Pa.)
New York (State)
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
Québec--Québec
Mississauga (Ont.)
Old Fort Niagara (N.Y.)
France
New York (State)
Great Britain
New York (State)
Fort Stanwix (Rome, N.Y.)
United States
Fort Bedford (Ont.)
Fort Detroit (Mich.)
Subject
Seneca Indians--Treaties--Sources
Canadian invasion, 1775-1776
Mohawk Indians
Oriskany, Battle of, N.Y., 1777
Sullivan's indian campaign, 1779
Manuscripts, American
Indians of North America--Education
Indians of North America--History
Indians of North America
Indians of North America--Canada--Government relations
Indians of North America--Wars--1775-1783
Indians of North America--History--18th century--Sources
Minisink, Battle of, Minisink, N.Y., 1779
Indians of North America--Land tenure
Indians of North America--Wars--1750-1815
Stone Arabia, Battle of, Stone Arabia, N.Y., 1780
Iroquois Indians
Indian captivities
Indigenous peoples--Colonies--History--18th century--Sources
Indians of North America--Government relations
Mohawk Indians--Wars--1812-1815
Seneca Indians--Land tenure--History--18th century--Sources
Onondaga Indians
Cayuga Indians
Iroquois Indians--Government relations--Sources
Occupation
Army officers, British
Indian chiefs
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Birth 1742

Death 1807-11-24

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