Le village des MohawksEnglish: Allies of the British during the American War of Independence, the Six Nations Iroquois received extensive lands along the Grand River in 1784. Mohawks, led by Joseph Brant, established a village of some 400 individuals here by 1788. The community was situated at an important crossing point on the river ("Brant's Ford") and prospered as a resting place for travellers on the "Detroit path", a trail linking the Niagara and Detroit Rivers. Increasingly European settlers encroached on Six Nations' lands. In 1841 the government moved the Grand River Iroquois to a section of their land south of the river. Of the Mohawk Village, only the chapel remains.
|Placed By||Ontario Heritage Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 562210 N 4774946|
|Decimal Degrees||43.12470000, -80.23521667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 7.482', W 80° 14.113'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 7' 28.92" N, 80° 14' 6.78" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 252-280 Mohawk St, Brantford Ontario N3S 2X2, CA|
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