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Mohawk Indian Research
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Mohawk (cognate with the Narraganset Mohowaùuck, ‘they eat (animate) things,’ hence ‘man-eaters’) The most easterly tribe of the Iroquois confederation. They called themselves Kaniengehaga, ‘people of the place of the flint.’
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Joseph Brant, Captain of the Six Nations
The parents of Brant were Mohawks, residing at the Canajoharie castle, in New York; but he is said to have been born on the banks of the Ohio, in 1742, during an excursion of his parents to that region. He was not a chief by birth, although his family seems to have been one of some consideration.
Ahyouwaighs Mohawk Chief, 1794-1832
This chief was born on the 27th of September, 1794; he received a good English education and is said to have improved his mind by reading. In the war of 1812-15, between the United States and Great Britain, he espoused the cause of the latter, and participated in the dangers of the earliest part of the contest, but had not the opportunity to acquire distinction.
Iroquois General Ethnology of Western New York, by Henry R. Schoolcraft
The aboriginal nation, whose statistics and history, past and present, are brought into discussion in the following report, stand out prominently in the fore ground of our own history. They have sustained themselves, for more than three centuries and a half, against the intruding and progressive races of Europe.
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