Wood, ribbon, feather
Length 52 x width 13.5 x cm
Area of Origin: Great Lakes, Canada
Belonged to Joseph Brant (Thayendanega)
In Canada, Joseph Brant (1742 – 1807) is remembered as the Mohawk military leader who sided with the British in the American War of Independence (1776 – 1783). Following the British defeat, Brant led Loyalists and his followers to Canada where they had been granted land, a small portion of which became the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve in 1841. Brant’s memory is honoured in the sash worn by Seth Newhouse in 1889.