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... no Freemason who ever lived in America has been so condemned by some and praised by others as Joseph Brant, the powerful and influential Mohawk chief who sided with the British during the American
Born at Cuyahoga Ohio Country on the banks of the Cuyahoga River, near present-day Akron, Ohio, during the
hunting season when Mohawks travelled to the area, Brant was originally named Thayendanegea, which has
possibilities of meaning two wagers (sticks) bound together for strength, or "he who places two bets." The parents of
Joseph Brant were Mohawks whose home was at Canajoharie on the Mohawk River in New York. Brant, however,
was born on the banks of the Ohio R...