History of the Indian tribes of North America with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs

Portrait of Thayendanegea

Joseph Brant or Thayendanegea, 1742-1807, was a Mohawk chief, Loyalist and statesman. As a reward for loyalty to the British Crown during the American War of Independence, he was given lands by the Grand River in compensation for losses incurred during the war.

McKenney's brilliantly rendered portraits of North American tribal chiefs are among the most valuable jewels in the Baldwin Room’s collection of Canadiana.

History of the Indian tribes of North America with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs.
Thomas Loraine McKenney, 1785-1859
Philadelphia: Frederick W. Greenough, 1838-44

Portrait of Ahyouwaighs

Portrait of Ahyouwaighs. John Brant was the youngest son of Joseph and succeeded his father as the chief of the Six Nations.

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