The Grand River Mohawks are set apart as the only named real party in interest of the near million acres of the original Haldimand Proclamation of 1784.
Joseph Brant and the Grand River Mohawks denied Simcoe’s Grant of 1793, as it was made for the province of Upper Canada, named “Six Nations” as the real party in interest to Grand River Mohawk territory and placed the instrument under Canada’s domestic jurisdiction, naming the mohawk as resident subjects and not British allies.
It is documented and confirmed by Governor Simcoe himself, in a letter to his superior Lord Dorchester, Dec. 22, 1795 that Joseph Brant and the Grand River Mohawks rejected the proposed Simcoe Grant of 1793. Lord Dorchester assured Brant the original instrument would be honored.
Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks exists as the oldest building in Upper Canada and stands as a reminder of the significance of the role and relationship the Mohawks had as allies and protectors of these territories.
An 1828 document exists showing “Six Nations” leased Grand River Mohawk lands to the New England Company to build the first Indian Residential School.
FourtyBee is an outlet to publish aerial photos, videos, and stories about the evolution of drone technology, documenting ongoing land encroachments; residential and commercial development. We capture images, videos and stories from landmarks to people, we research the history of Grand River Country (and beyond) from a Mohawk perspective.
An 1870 document exists where the New England Company proposed that “Six Nations” take over control and operations of the “Mohawk Institute”, providing they specifically target Mohawk children.
The “Six Nations” signed on in agreement.
Ontario Court Documents (Court File No.: 406/95 p.13) clearly states “Six Nations” has NO treaties with Canada.
The “Six Nations” have signed treaties of their own, with the United States; with no Grand River Mohawk signatories or participation.
- 1784 Treaty of Fort Stanwix
- 1789 Treaty of Fort Harmor
- 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua
- 1842 Treaty of Buffalo Creek
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- Great Britain’s Claims of Ownership Of Native Peoples Lands
- Scouting the Haldimand Tract
- We are researching records and will add details as we learn more.