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By Peggy Dymond Leavey

Molly Brant, a Mohawk woman born into poverty in 1736, grew to become the consort of Sir William Johnson, one of many wealthiest white males in 18th-century the United States. Suspected of being a undercover agent for the British in the course of the American Revolution, Molly used to be pressured to escape together with her little ones or face imprisonment. as a result of her skill to persuade the Mohawks, her advice used to be wanted at citadel Niagara, and she or he came across safe haven there.

A revered Mohawk matron, Molly grew to become a necessary hyperlink among her humans and the Canadian Indian division. Like her brother Joseph, she labored tough to maintain 5 of the Six international locations at the aspect of the British during the battle, believing the empty can provide that every one will be restored to them as soon as the clash ended. even supposing she was once visible as fractious and important now and then, her notable stamina and braveness received the glory of the top degrees of Canadian government.

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