|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1794, Canada|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 1832|
He rose to the rank of Captain during the War of 1812. He was also known as Ahyouwaigha or Ahyonwaeghs.He was also known as Tekarihogen-A Mohawk chief. He was also known as 1827 Superintendent of the Six Nations. He died from chlorea and never married.
John was the son of the famous Mohawk War Chief Joseph Brant and he became, along with Norton, a leading war chief of the Haudenosaunee or Six Nations during the War of 1812.
When the War broke out, Brant and Norton immediately recruited a number of Six Nations warriors and offered their services to British Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, commander of the British forces and President of Upper Canada (Ontario). The Six Nations under Brant and Norton played a key role in the Battle of Queenston Heights and at several important battles during the three-year conflict.
Brant remains an interesting character with feet planted in both worlds. He was brought up primarily at his father's mansion in Burlington, eating off fine china plates and silver service, tended to by the Brant family's slaves, but also was at home in buckskins among his Six Nations cousins on the Grand River. He moved to the Grand River reservation following the death of his father in Burlington in 1807. He was a well-educated man, having studied in schools in Ancaster and Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake) and may have gone on to bigger things if he had not died young of cholera in 1832.
Following the War of 1812 Brant worked tirelessly to secure Six Nations land rights and have the British supply the Six Nations with deeds to their lands. In 1821 he travelled to England with Robert Johnson Kerr to petition the Crown to come to an agreement with the Six Nations over land rights. Their efforts proved unsuccessful and Brant returned to Upper Canada. The land issues remain unsettled.
At the end of the War of 1812 Brant had been given a commission as a Lieutenant in the British Indian Department and in 1828 was appointed as the Superintendent of the Six Nations of the Grand. Two years later he was elected to the House of Assembly of the Province of Upper Canada but lost the seat when the election was contested and the decision went against him.
(Addionial info from a F.A.G member)
Joseph Brant (1742 - 1807)
Catherine Adowentishon Croghan Brant (1759 - 1837)
Isaac Karaguantier Brant (1766 - 1795)**
Christina Kainyaron Brant (1769 - 1832)**
Catherine Brant John (1792 - 1867)*
John Brant (1794 - 1832)
Elizabeth Brant Kerr (1796 - 1845)*
Mohawk Chapel Cemetery
Brant County Municipality
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Son of Mohawk Chieftan in the Revolutionary War, and Chief of the Mohawk village of Indians. A leading War Chief, brought up in his father's mansion in Burlington. At home in both worlds.|
Lynda Duncan Miles
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Haudenosaunee- Long Live Ongwehonweh|
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