Monday, July 18, 2011

Six Nations/ My World

Victoria Park, Brantford, Ontario

Unveiled in 1886, this granite and bronze monument, designed by Percy Wood of England, celebrates Joseph Brant and the confederacy of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora First Nations - The Six Nations.



Chiefs of each of the Six Nations (at the time when the bronze was cast) were models for the figures

The British government donated the bronze, recycled cannons used at the Battle of Waterloo and in the Crimean War. The Six Nations supported the British during the American Revolution.


The monument is one of the first of its kind in North America


I am linking to My World.

41 comments:

Malyss said...

This monument is wonderful! Incredible that the bronze came from Europe,from great battles. And French people helped to the American Independance!

Birdman said...

The text and photos... thanks for this info on the ARW that I did not know.

Kathy said...

Wonderful piece of art.

Jo said...

Amazing monument!

Roan said...

Interesting information and an amazing monument. Enjoyable post.

Lois Evensen said...

Fabulous.

Elisa said...

Such a great monument!
Have a nice week

Sandra said...

a great tribute to the tribes that lost their all.

Tanya said...

what a beautiful monument!

aka Penelope said...

These are beautiful representations. Each figure looks impressive and regal, indeed. It is so much more interesting when history and art merge. Thanks as always for sharing your world!

Crafty Green Poet said...

a very impressive example of repurposing materials!

Halcyon said...

A beautiful memorial. I love the details!

Randy said...

I love this sculpture! What a wonderful memorial.

Leif Hagen said...

Great detail and depiction of the Native Indians!

ewok1993 said...

I like monuments like that. Love the significance.

cieldequimper said...

Hmmm, a lot of history here.

RedPat said...

Very nice post - lots of info and great shots. Nice to see such a respectful monument.

George said...

This is a marvelous monument to the Six Nations. Thanks for sharing these great pictures (and information) with us.

Gary said...

It's a great tribute to a civization, the Iroquois Confderacy, that rivaled the Roman Empire. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Luna Miranda said...

this is a beautiful result from recycling instruments of war. a significant monument, i presume. thanks for sharing these wonderful photos and history.

Sylvia K said...

A marvelous monument and much deserved tribute to the Iroquois! Terrific post and photos for the day!! Thank you!! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

A great piece of art and telling about old times. Thanks for charing EG!

Arija said...

So nice to see that those bloodstained cannons were at last put to a peaceful use.

VP said...

Wonderful, it is so unusual to see a monument like this...

Mark said...

An interesting monument. Would like to learn more about this event.

Jack said...

This is appealing monument. Hartford's Corning Fountain looks similar, with four Native Americans at the base.

A girls's school on the Connecticut River that is now co-ed? I'm curious. Loomis Chaffee in Windsor, CT, and Northfield Mount Herman in Northfield, MA, both fill the bill. I can't think of any in NH or VT.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

That's gorgeous. I love learning new things about Native Americans. I really love this statue and it's history. Thank you so much for sharing it. :)

Anna said...

What a wonderful piece of history and art! Sculpture makes for great photographic subject matter!

Farmchick said...

A very majestic depiction of Native Americans.

lisa said...

This is an absolutely amazing monument, and your photographs of it are wonderful! thank you for sharing the information too!

SandyCarlson said...

Proud and powerful, even from this side of that conflict.

Reader Wil said...

It is a great idea to use the bronze of recycled canons in creating this beautiful monument. What proud faces! Thanks for sharing this piece of history.

Annabella said...

When I saw the first photo I thought `Oh that must be in London` as it is typical of statues there and so I was interested to see not only that it was designed by a Brit but its history with Europe. Fascinating!

Francisca said...

Handsome First Nation chiefs and handsome monument.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very detailed and striking sculpture. Great monument

see you there! said...

I had to google Joseph Brant and learn some history. The sculpture is really interesting.

Darla

Ms. Becky said...

this is a fascinating monument. the history, and that the chiefs were models for the figures. I love that. it's beautiful. thanks for sharing E.G.

jabblog said...

That is a splendid monument and a tribute to the First Nations.

Shammickite said...

Spectacular.... I've never been in the middle of Brantford, but I have been on the Six Nations Reserve.

Evelyn S. said...

It's a beautiful monument, and I'm glad you included its story!

Larry D said...

Wonderful sculpture!

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