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Joseph Brant (1743–1807) by Gilbert Stuart, 1786 [detail] Collection of the Duke of Northumberland. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Brant, Joseph [Thayendanegea] (1743–1807), leader of the Mohawk Indians, was born in 1743, probably in March, in or near Cuyahoga (near present-day Akron, Ohio). His parents, Peter Tehowaghwengaraghkwin and Margaret (fl. 1735–1780), were ordinary Mohawks with limited links to the tribe's leading families....

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Brant, Molly [Konwatsi tsiaienni, Degonwadonti] (c. 1736–1796), leader of the Mohawk Indians, was born a Mohawk, one of the six native North American nations which comprised the Iroquois confederacy and whose homeland was in present-day New York state. Brant may have been born at ...

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Hendrick [Tiyanoga, Thoyanoguen] (c. 1680–1755), leader of the Mohawk Indians, was born about 1680, the son of a Mohegan father and Mohawk mother. By 1710 he had risen to a position of prominence, holding the rank of sachem among the Mohawk and living in the village of ...

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John Norton (1770–?1831) by Thomas Phillips, 1816 Collection of the Duke of Northumberland. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Norton, John [called Teyoninhokarawen] (1770–1831?), leader of the Mohawk Indians, was born on 16 December 1770 at Crail, Fifeshire, the son of John Norton (b. c.1750, d. before 1809), printer and soldier. His father was most likely a Cherokee...

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Pocahontas [Matoaka, Amonute; married name Rebecca Rolfe] (c. 1596–1617), Algonquian Indian princess, was the daughter of Chief Powhatan (or Wahunsonacock) (d. 1618) of the Virginia Algonquian nation. Probably named Matoaka at birth, she was a prepubescent youngster and her father's favourite daughter and known as ...

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Pocahontas (c. 1596–1617) by Simon de Passe, 1616 © National Portrait Gallery, London