also called Dekarihokenh, Ahyouwaeghs, Tekarihogen), Mohawk warlord (1794-1832)
John is the son of the famous Mohawk warlord Joseph Brant. He became, with Norton, one of the leading warlords of the Haudenosaunee, or Six Nations, during the War of 1812.
When the war broke out in 1812, Brant and Norton immediately recruited a number of Six Nations warriors and offered their services to British Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, commander of the British forces and president of Upper Canada (Ontario). The Six Nations led by Brant and Norton play a vital role in the Battle of Queenston Heights and several other battles during the three years of conflict. Brant remains an interesting character anchored in two worlds. He grew up mainly in his father's mansion in Burlington, where he ate in a beautiful Chinese tableware with silver cutlery while the family's slaves took care of him, but he was also comfortable dressed in leather. deer with his cousins from the Six Nations on the Grande River. He moved to the Grande River Reserve after the death of his father in Burlington in 1807. He is an educated man who studied in schools in Niagara and Niagara (Ancaster and Niagara) and could have accomplished great things if he had not died of cholera at a young age, in 1832.
After the War of 1812, Brant worked tirelessly to defend the land rights of the Six Nations and to get the British to give them title deeds. In 1821, he traveled to England with Robert Johnson Kerr to ask the Crown to enter into an agreement with the Six Nations on their land rights. These efforts are in vain and Brant returns to Upper Canada without territorial issues being resolved.
At the end of the War of 1812, Brant received the rank of lieutenant at the British Department of Indian Affairs and in 1828 he was appointed superintendent of the Six Nations of the Great. Two years later, he was elected to the House of Assembly of the Province of Upper Canada, but he lost his seat when his election was contested and the decision was against him.
Brant died at age 38 during the cholera epidemic of 1832. He was buried in his Majesty's Mohawk Chapel in Brantford.