Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea)

by Gilbert Stuart (1755—1828)

Oil on canvas; H: 41 1/2 x W: 37. New York State Historical Association, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY.

by Gilbert Stuart (1755—1828)

Oil on canvas; 23-1/2 x 24 in. (59.7 x 61 cm). Private collection.

by Charles Willson Peale (1741—1827)

Independence National Historical Park , Portrait Collection (Second Bank of the United States), Philadelphia, PA.

by George Romney (1734—1802)

Oil on canvas; 127 x 101.6 cm.

His Mohawk name, Thayendanegea, means two sticks bound together, denoting strength.

The disarrayed condition of the colonies in 1764 — economies and societies in flux with changes wrought by war, governments trying simultaneously to adjust to international peace and cope with the effects of Indian insurrections — helps explain how the colonists reacted to British efforts to reform imperial relations.… But the single most significant factor was the depression that by 1764 had fastened a clammy grip on trade in every colony, and which would not fully release it until the decade had ended.

Fred Anderson
Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754 - 1766 (2000)