Molly Brant
Date of issue of stamp: April 14, 1986
Designed by: Sara Tyson

The stamp shows the portrait of Molly Brant depicts the three facets of this Native Leader's life as Iroquois, Loyalist and European, The Union Jack of Great Britain underlines her affiliation a United Empire Loyalist.

16,500,000 copies of the stamp were printed by Ashton-Potter Ltd.

© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Molly (also known as Mary) Brant (Native name Konwatsi'tsiaienni  = someone lends her a flower) Born circa 1736 Died April 16, 1796. She was one of the powerful Six Nations Indian matrons who were chose the chiefs of the Iroquois Confederacy. She was also the life partner of William Johnson, the British Superintendent of Northern Indians. She was the chatelaine of Johnson Hall in New York state, where she entertained and took over total management when Johnson was absent. She encouraged the Iroquois to support the British during the American Revolution. Her lands in New York were ravaged by the Americans for her stand with the British and she was forced to flee to Canada. The Governor of the area had a house build for her and she received a pension of 100 pounds a year, the largest pension ever paid to a native person during this era.