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Joseph Brant and His World: Eighteenth-Century Mohawk Warrior and Statesman

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Joseph Brant was a promising but undistinguished Mohawk warrior living in upper New York State. He became an innovative, influential leader and spokesperson for First Nations, whose support for Britain during the American Revolution led to their resettlement in Upper Canada along the Grand River. Their descendants live today on the large Six Nations Reserve alongside the ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Lorimer (first published October 22nd 2008)
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Katherine Hebert
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
So uplifting but sad to read about Native Americans who tried to ensure their people's survival in a British later American world. Brant worked with whoever was in power to empower the Six Nations people to be autonomous, not relying on handouts from the whites in order to survive. His plan , though good was thwarted at every step. His personal struggle continues today in Ontario.
Richard Subber
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Consider the millions of people who lived in North America before Columbus “discovered” the continent. These were not savages or barbarians—they were human beings living in advanced societies.

The reader cannot doubt that Dr. Paxton respects the vibrant cultures and the cultural heritage of the North American aboriginal peoples who are among his professional interests. As an ethnohistorian, he is careful to consider the cultures of the past, and historical cultural change, in contexts that were a
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Oct 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Interesting synopsis of Brant's life and times. More of an overview of his life than an in depth study.
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