Tuesday, 8 September 2009

King Hendrick (Theyanoguin)

As today is the anniversary of the Battle of Lake George I thought we might as well feature one of the battle's combatants - and one who lost his life in the early part of the engagement - this man - a Mohawk sachem. Often mistaken for another Mohawk called Hendrick who visited England and is one of the 'Indian Kings'. Read about this mix-up here.

The background to the colour picture is obscure - some claim he visited Britain others where he met George II and some that this was executed in the Americas by an itinerant painter.
Of course part of the reason why this battle is remembered is the fact that there were Mohawks on both sides.

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