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John Brant - Ah’You’wa’eghs

First Nations

The Six Nations of the Iroquois

Battle of Queenston Heights

The young son of Joseph Brant was only eighteen years old when the war began. He was the nominal chief of the Grand River Iroquois but passed the position on to the more experienced and influential John Norton. Brant was present at Queenston Heights, where he and a fellow warrior almost killed the American General Winfield Scott. Brant, known in his community as Ah’ You’wa’eghs. He remained loyal to Norton and the British even after the tragedy at the Battle of Chippawa. Despite his efforts, the young chief could not persuade many other Iroquois to continue fighting in the war.