Joseph Brant Biography

Missionary, Military Leader (c. 1742–1807)
Mohawk Indian chief Joseph Brant was a spokesman for his people and a Christian missionary and British military officer during the American Revolution.


Mohawk Indian chief Joseph Brant was converted to the Anglican church after two years at Moor's Charity School for Indians. He led four of the six Iroquois nations on the British side in the American Revolution. After the war, he discouraged further Indian warfare on the frontier and aided the U.S. commissioners in securing peace treaties with the Miamis and other western tribes.

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