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During the Revolutionary War, Mohawk Indian war chief Thayendanegea (whose Christian name was Joseph Brant) persuaded the Iroquois to take up arms against the Americans. When, in 1786, Brant traveled to England to negotiate Canadian land rights for dispossessed Indians and compensation for his services to the Crown, Hugh Percy, second Duke of Northumberland and former lieutenant general of the British army in America, commissioned Gilbert Stuart to paint his portrait. An attractive and exotic figure-a compelling subject for many artists-Brant here displays the silver gorget presented to him by King George III and, just below, the king's portrait in a brass locket.