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Joseph Brant, or Thayendanegea, (1743–1807) was the Mohawk chief who led the British-allied Iroquois during the American Revolution. Brant, at the direction of his English brother-in-law, Sir William Johnson, was educated at Moor’s Charity School for Indians in Connecticut, where he learned English and converted to the Anglican faith. He fought for the British in the French and Indian War and later received a captain’s commission in 1775. In 1776, Brant emerged as a leader of loyalists and the British-allied Iroquois. He led forces in the...