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Chief Joseph Brants grave

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Date Added: Nov 16, 2009
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Category: Cemeteries, Grave Sites

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Thayendanegea or Joseph Brant (c. 1743 24 November 1807) was a Mohawk leader and British military officer during the American Revolution. Brant was perhaps the most well-known North American Indian of his generation. He met many of the most significant people of the age, including George Washington and King George III. The American folk image emphasized the wartime atrocities his forces committed against settlers in the Mohawk Valley; in Canada, he was remembered for his efforts to regain land for the Mohawk people.

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