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Chief Cornplanter portrait by F. Bertoli, 1796
Chief Cornplanter portrait by F. Bertoli, 1796

Gaiänt'wakê (c. 17401836) generally known as Cornplanter was a Seneca chief. He was the son of a Native American mother and a Dutch father and also carried the name John O'Bail (sometimes spelled Abeel after his fur trader father). He was born at Canawagus on the Genesee River in present-day New York State around 1740. Seneca Chief Cornplanter Portrait by F. Bartoli, 1796 This painting is part of the Henry Luce III Collection at the New York Historical Society. ... Seneca Chief Cornplanter Portrait by F. Bartoli, 1796 This painting is part of the Henry Luce III Collection at the New York Historical Society. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search The Seneca are a Native American people, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois League. ... Chief can refer to The chief engineer of a naval vessel or anyone with the rank Chief Warrant Officer in the Canadian Forces In heraldry, a chief is a band of colour or metal making up the top (usually the top third or slightly less) of a shield. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... The company mainly manages various fur products such as mink,fox hair,rabbit hair and leather garments,scarf,leather cap,gloves,automobile cushion,sofa cushion,carpet,leather mattress,handbag, garment auxiliary materials,shoes inner,motorcycle grip cover,animal craftwork,hair ornaments,etc,also produces handwork articles of wool knitting scarf... Jump to: navigation, search Upper Genesee near Belmont, New York, a series of pools and riffles The Genesee Rivers name is derived from the Iroquois meaning good valley or pleasant valley. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land... Jump to: navigation, search Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ...


During the American Revolution he wanted to remain neutral, but was accused by Mohawk chief Joseph Brant of cowardice and persuaded to join the British side, along with most of the Iroquois Confederacy. He was second in command to Brant at the Battle of Wyoming Valley in 1778 (which came to be known as the Wyoming Massacre), because of the scalping of women and children. He also participated in a campaign in the Cherry Valley in 1780, which later was called the Cherry Valley Massacre for the same reason. During this campaign his men burned his father's house and nearly killed his father. Cornplanter recognized him, and offered apology, inviting him to return with the Senecas or to go back to his white family. His father chose the latter. The victories of the Iroquois prompted the Continental Congress to commission John Sullivan to invade their territory to neutralize the threat. After a brief battle and decisive defeat of the Iroquois and accompanying British troops at Newtown, Sullivan methodically destroyed Iroquois homes and farms in the summer and fall of 1779 throughout what is now upstate New York. Jump to: navigation, search The American Revolution is the series of events, ideas, and changes that resulted in the political separation of thirteen colonies in North America from the British Empire and the creation of the United States of America. ... The Kanienkehaka, or Mohawk tribe of Native American people live around Lake Ontario and the St. ... Joseph Brant, painted in London by George Romney in 1776 Thayendanegea or Joseph Brant (sometimes spelled Brandt or Brand) (c. ... The Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the League of Peace and Power) is a group of First Nations/Native Americans. ... A lesser-known Wyoming Valley exists in western New York in Wyoming County, where the valley of Oatka Creek is commonly known as the Wyoming Valley and includes the villages of Wyoming and Warsaw. ... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Incident in Cherry Valley - fate of Jane Wells from the original picture by Alonzo Chappel by Thomas Phillibrown, engraver. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Continental Congress was the legislature of the Thirteen Colonies and later of the United States from 1774 to 1789, a period that included the American Revolutionary War and the Articles of Confederation. ... John Sullivan (February 17, 1740 – January 23, 1795) was an American general in the Revolutionary War and a delegate in the Continental Congress. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Places UK Newtown is the name of several places in the United Kingdom: Newtown, Hampshire Newtown, Isle of Wight Newtown, mid Wales Newtown Ho Newtown Linford Newtown, Birmingham USA Newtown is the name of several places in the United States of America: Newtown, Connecticut Newtown, Indiana... Bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa A farm is the basic unit in agriculture. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


After the great defeat of the Iroquis during the Sullivan Expedition, and the loss of the entire war by the British, Cornplanter decided to work for peace and became a negotiator in disputes between the new Americans and the natives. He was one of the signers of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix (1784). Jump to: navigation, search The Sullivan Expedition, also known as the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition, was a campaign led by Major General John Sullivan and General James Clinton against Loyalists (Tories) and the four nations of the Iroquois who had sided with the British in the American Revolutionary War. ... Jump to: navigation, search A treaty is a binding agreement under international law concluded by subjects of international law, namely states and international organizations. ... Fort Stanwix was a colonial fort erected in 1758 by British General John Stanwix, at the location of present-day Rome, New York. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


He studied the ways of the white men and decided that Native Americans had to settle down, plant crops and live peacefully, hence his name, Cornplanter.


During the Indian wars in Ohio and Indiana right after the Revolution, Cornplanter was able to keep the Senecas neutral and tried to negotiate with the Shawnees on behalf of the US. In gratitude for his assistance, Cornplanter was given a grant of land by Pennsylvania along the western bank of the Allegheny River to him and his heirs "forever." Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Official languages English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Shawnee, or Shawano, are a people native to North America. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... The Allegheny River (historically, especially in New York state, also spelled Allegany River) is a principal tributary of the Ohio River, which it forms with the Monongahela River at the downtown Pittsburghs Golden Triangle point. The river is approximately 325 mi (523 km) long, in the U.S. states...


He died of old age on his grant in 1836. In 1965 the new Kinzua Dam at Warren, Pennsylvania permanently flooded this land grant. His grave on the grant was moved to higher ground. 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Warren is a city located in Warren County, Pennsylvania. ...


Cornplanter was half brother to Handsome Lake and uncle to Governor Blacksnake. Handsome Lake (1735 – 10 August 1815) was a Seneca religious leader of the Iroquois people. ...


External links

  • "Cornplanter" by John C. Mohawk at The Encyclopedia of North American Indians

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Cornplanter was second in command of the Indian fighters at the Battle of Wyoming in June 1778.
Cornplanter subsequently became a faithful ally of the new United States and was probably influential in persuading George Washington to adopt treaty making as the preferred method of dealing with Indian tribes while urging fair and honest treatment of the Indians generally.
Cornplanter died on February 18, 1836, and was buried at the Cornplanter Grant.
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Cornplanter had three villages, and the largest consisted of nearly 80 lodges in Mercer County.
Cornplanter's other two villages were at Big Bend at the Shenango River, and at Pine Swamp in Jackson Township.
This event took place sometime around 1822-1823 when relations with Cornplanter's people had become very tense because their land continued to be taken from them according to the ongoing rewriting of the treaties and legal documents.
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