Chief Ahyouwaighs portrait   Save
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Description: This is a lithograph of an oil painting of Ahyouwaighs, chief of the Six Nations, published in "History of the Indian Tribes of North America" by Thomas Loraine McKenney and James Hall. The Six Nations was a confederacy of Iroquois tribes that included the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, Senecas and Tuscaroras. According to the McKenney and Hall book, Ahyouwaighs was born in 1794 as the youngest son of Thayendanegea, chief of the Mohawks, and Catherine Brant. He also went by the English name John Brant, and died of cholera in the 1830s. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04515
Subjects: Iroquois Confederacy; American Indian history; American Indians--Portraits; American Indian tribal leaders
Places: Washington D.C.