I was thinking about how cool it would be if the TWOGS posts were on t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. Might do something with that? Dunno if that’s something you guys would like? :S [someone please tell me if they would like that]
Credit: Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society
Seneca Chief, Ki-On-Twog-Ky, also known as Cornplanter, by F. Bartoli, 1796.
“Cornplanter (Garganwahgah), ca. 1732-1836 (Seneca) was, with Red Jacket, a leader of the Seneca Nation. Along with other Iroquois Nations, including the Mohawk under Joseph Brant, Cornplanter fought with and for the British during the Revolutionary War. After the Revolution and unlike Brant, Cornplanter came to support the Americans and played a part in bringing the Seneca to the American side in the War of 1812. In later years, he regretted his support of White causes and became a strong temperance advocate. He died in Pennsylvania. The trade silver Cornplanter wears and the pipe-tomahawk are spectacular in this elegant portrait, painted in New York in 1796.” (SOURCE)