6 Joseph Brant Quotes from Mohawk Military & Political Leader

Joseph Brant was a Mohawk military and political leader.

He played an important role during the American Revolution and is known for siding with the British.

Educated in Connecticut he mastered English, Hebrew, Greek and Latin and blended Mohawk and British interests.

He opposed French forces as a teenager and later challenged American frontiers during the Revolutionary War causing significant concern for General Washington.

Joseph Brant Quotes

Post-war Washington sought Brant’s cooperation in peace efforts acknowledging his influence among the Iroquois.

Brant disillusioned with the British negotiated with the U.S. securing land for his people in Canada.

He remained active in Mohawk affairs until his death in 1807.

In this article, I have listed the best quotes by Joseph Brant.

Best Joseph Brant Quotes


Indeed it is very hard, when we have let the King’s subjects have so much of our lands for so little value. ~ Joseph Brant.


We are tired out in making complaints and getting no redress. ~ Joseph Brant.


The Mohawks have on all occasions shown their zeal and loyalty to the Great King; yet they have been very badly treated by his people. ~ Joseph Brant.

Joseph Brant Quotes

I bow to no man for I am considered a prince among my own people. But I will gladly shake your hand. ~ Joseph Brant.


No person among us desires any other reward for performing a brave and worthy action, but the consciousness of having served his nation. ~ Joseph Brant.

Do you call yourselves Christians? Does then the religion of Him whom you call your Savior inspire your spirit, and guide your practices? Surely not. It is recorded of him that a bruised reed he never broke. Cease, then, to call yourselves Christians, lest you declare to the world your hypocrisy. Cease, too, to call other nations savage, when you are tenfold more the children of cruelty than they. ~ Joseph Brant.

So these were the 6 top Joseph Brant quotes and sayings.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on John Dalton quotes and Orison Swett Marden quotes.

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Chandan Negi
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