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Ahyouwaighs, Chief of the Six Nations 1838
Description
Creators
R. T., Lithographer
Charles Bird King (1785-1862)
, Artist
Media Type
Image
Object
Item Type
Lithographs
Description
Portrait of Ahyouwaighs (or John Brant, 1794-1832) who was the son of Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant, 1742/43-1807). In the War of 1812, Brant and John Norton led native warriors to stop an American attack at the Battle of Queenston Heights in October 1812. He was made a lieutenant in the Indian Department and was involved in several battles throughout the war. In 1828, he was appointed resident superintendent for the Six Nations of the Grand River. In 1830, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada for Haldimand; in 1831, his election was appealed and John Warren was declared elected. He was the first Indian to sit in Upper Canada's parliament as a lawmaker.
Inscriptions
Ahyouwaighs, Chief of the Six Nations 1838
Date of Original
1838
Dimensions
Width: 15 in
Height: 24 in
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 1393in
Image Height: 2165in
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Brant, John ; Ahyouwaighs
Local identifier
SNPL000080v00i
Collection
Six Nations Legacy Consortium Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.06681 Longitude: -80.11635
Donor
Six Nations Legacy Consortium
Location of Original
Toronto Public Library Special Collections; Lithograph at Six Nations Public Library
Contact
Six Nations Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
1679 Chiefswood Rd
PO Box 149
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
519-445-2954
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Ahyouwaighs, Chief of the Six Nations 1838


Portrait of Ahyouwaighs (or John Brant, 1794-1832) who was the son of Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant, 1742/43-1807). In the War of 1812, Brant and John Norton led native warriors to stop an American attack at the Battle of Queenston Heights in October 1812. He was made a lieutenant in the Indian Department and was involved in several battles throughout the war. In 1828, he was appointed resident superintendent for the Six Nations of the Grand River. In 1830, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada for Haldimand; in 1831, his election was appealed and John Warren was declared elected. He was the first Indian to sit in Upper Canada's parliament as a lawmaker.