Gorget - ROM2005_5934_1

ROM2005_5934_1

Gorget

Maker: Belonged to Joseph Brant (Thayendanega), Mohawk (Haudenosaunee/Iroquois)
Medium:Shell gorget with silver decorations
Geography: Great Lakes, Canada
Date: 18th century
Dimensions:
2.25 × 9.25 × 9 cm
Object number: 924.46.3
Not on view
DescriptionIn 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.
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