County of Brant Public Library Digital Collections
Epaphras Lord Phelps (Onasquesakon), Brant's Secretary


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Types:
Paintings
Portraits
Description:
This copy of a painting portrays Epaphras Lord Phelps, also known as Onasquesakon. Originally a school teacher from the United States, he taught a school in Long Point, Blenheim and in Brant's Mohawk village; later, from 1800 to 1812, he was Joseph Brant's white secretary. He was trusted enough by Brant to be granted power of attorney for the Six Nations. The name Onasquesakon derives from "onas," a native word for quill or pen. He was given a plot of land which later became the Phelps tract, in what is now Mount Pleasant. This image was printed on page 56 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda (Phelps) Guest.
Dimensions:
Width: 21 cm
Height: 26 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
2010LG007
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.0834 Longitude: -80.31637
Donor:
Provided by Linda (Phelps) Guest
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Paris, ON
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Epaphras Lord Phelps (Onasquesakon), Brant's Secretary


This copy of a painting portrays Epaphras Lord Phelps, also known as Onasquesakon. Originally a school teacher from the United States, he taught a school in Long Point, Blenheim and in Brant's Mohawk village; later, from 1800 to 1812, he was Joseph Brant's white secretary. He was trusted enough by Brant to be granted power of attorney for the Six Nations. The name Onasquesakon derives from "onas," a native word for quill or pen. He was given a plot of land which later became the Phelps tract, in what is now Mount Pleasant. This image was printed on page 56 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda (Phelps) Guest.