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.
Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea)
Oil on canvas; H: 41 1/2 x W: 37. New York State Historical Association, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY.
Oil on canvas; 23-1/2 x 24 in. (59.7 x 61 cm). Private collection.
Independence National Historical Park , Portrait Collection (Second Bank of the United States), Philadelphia, PA.
Oil on canvas; 127 x 101.6 cm.
His Mohawk name, Thayendanegea, means
two sticks bound together, denoting strength.