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Ahyouwaeghs * John Brant 1794-1832

Ahyouwaeghs John Brant

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Ahyouwaeghs John Brant

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2010

Ahyouwaeghs John Brant

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Plaque Location

The County of Brant
Six Nations of the Grand River
In Ohsweken, in Six Nations Veterans' Park at the
northwest corner of Chiefswood Road and 4th Line


Coordinates: N 43 04.156 W 80 07.103

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Plaque Text

John Brant was born at the Mohawk Village (Brantford), the youngest son of the renowned Joseph Brant. He was educated at Ancaster and Niagara, and fought with distinction during the War of 1812. Brant devoted his life to improving the welfare of his people. He initiated the establishment of schools and from 1828 served as superintendent of the Six Nations, the first native person appointed to that post. Around 1830 his mother Catharine (Ohtowa? kéhson), clan mother of the Turtle Clan Mohawks, chose Brant to succeed Henry Tekarihogen as sachem of the Turtle Clan Mohawks, a position of great influence within the Six Nations Confederacy. Brant died of cholera in 1832.


Other plaques at this location
Thayendanega (Joseph Brant) 1742-1807
The Six Nations

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Thayendanega (Joseph Brant) 1742-1807
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Other Plaques in Six Nations of the Grand River
Chiefswood
E. Pauline Johnson 1861-1913
New Credit Indian Reserve and Mission
The Six Nations
Thayendanega (Joseph Brant) 1742-1807
Tom Longboat 1886-1949

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Brant County Plaques




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> Posted March 2, 2014
As the first born in Canada from a European family, I hope that the First Nation can insure that the first people in Ontario can be recognized for their thoughts and efforts to make Canada the best place to live and a great country to raise a family. I have spent 50 years as a proud Canada with my native First Nation brothers. The true Canadian natives don't get credit for what they did for us as Canadians. Because of them we are loved by all nations as Canadians. Please make sure the heritage of the native Canadians is not forgotten.




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