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Nonahkee is the sister of Ká:nien, the long-time friend of John Black in Age of Empires III. She was a Mohawk Native American and lived in the village while Ká:nien and John went to help John's uncle, Stuart Black, in defending the colony.


Nonahkee is the sister of Kanyenke. Soft-spoken and gentle, she has always been a calming influence on both her brother and his friend John Black. Underestimated by her adversaries, her quiet demeanor masks a determined inner strength. With her knowledge of the medicinal properties of herbs, Nonahkee has mended John Black's wounds on more than one occasion.

Nonahkee was thrown into the conflict between the Circle of Ossus and the Black Family as she was allied with John Black. She finally was reunited with her brother and John after defeating the British troops that attacked Nonahkee's village. After the attack, it was revealed that Nonahkee and John had a romance, which they tried to keep secret from Ká:nien.

Ká:nien and John let Nonahkee travel with them but later decided this journey would lead to the death of either Warwick or John and that Nonahkee should be protected from seeing John dying. Ká:nien also admitted he already knows about John and Nonahkee and admits that while he did not think John would be the ideal man for his sister, he would respect her decision. Nonahkee later learned from her brother about John Black's death and was filled with grief until she learned that she was pregnant with John's child. She later gave birth to her son whom she named Nathaniel. Ká:nien helped raise his sister's son.

Nathaniel was raised, and when he was grown, the American Colonists began to rebel against the British. She advocated neutrality, but was ultimately captured by Hessian and Mohawk forces led by Colonel Sven Kuechler. She was later rescued by Nathaniel and Ká:nien, who led a band of their own and Oneida Iroquois warriors. After this event, she remained behind in the village with her brother while Nathaniel left to fight for the Colonials.

Through Nathaniel she became the grandmother of Amelia Black who would finally defeat the Circle of Ossus and avenge her ancestors.

In-game unit[]

Kanyenke's sister; a Mohawk woman.
—In-game description

Nonahkee appears as a controllable hero unit in the The Rescue, The Seven Years' War, and The Great Lakes scenarios of Act II: Ice. She uses a bow and arrow at range and a knife to fight and can heal injured units similar to the Priest.

Nonahkee is reasonably durable, with high hand resistance and high hit points, although not as high as most heroes. If she falls, she will collapse instead of dying and needs to regenerate enough hit points to be rescued by allies. She can collect treasures, but unlike Explorers, cannot build Trading Posts and Town Centers, and has no special attack, but possesses a powerful healing ability instead.


  • Heal ability Heal Injured Units: Restores 50 hit points per second to friendly units (up to 400) in an Area of 10 at range of 12. 120 seconds cooldown.
  • Regenerate ability aoe3de Health Regeneration: Regenerates 0.25% hit points per second after 3.5 seconds idle.

In-game dialogue[]

Nonahkee's in-game unit speaks Mohawk

  • Hen'en - Yes?
  • Oh nahòten - What is it?
  • Yekahtentyes - I am leaving from here to go there/I am leaving there
  • Ike' - I am going (by foot)
  • Katorats - I hunt/I am a hunter
  • Karihwenthos - It gets worn out/destroyed


  • Nonahkee's cutscene model carries a tomahawk. However, her in-game unit uses a knife in melee combat.


Heroes in Age of Empires III
3Icon48px Age of Empires III
Act I: BloodAlain icon aoe3de Alain Magnan · Young Chilche AoE3DE Chilche · Delgado aoe3de Delgado · Elizabeth ramsey aoe3de Elisabet Ramsey · Morgan black aoe3de Morgan Black · Native boy aoe3de Native Boy · Sahin icon aoe3de Sahin The Falcon
Act II: IceCol washington aoe3de George Washington · John black aoe3de John Black · Kanyenke aoe3de Ká:nien · Nonahkee act2 aoe3de Nonahkee · Stuart icon aoe3de Stuart Black · Warwick icon aoe3de Warwick
Act III: SteelAmelia black igc icon Amelia Black · Bolivar icon aoe3de Bolivar · Old Chilche AoE3DE Chilche · Kanyenke old aoe3de Ká:nien · Cooper icon aoe3de Major Cooper · Old Coot icon AoE3DE Old Coot · Beaumont icon aoe3de Pierre Beaumont
3WCIcon48px The WarChiefs
Act I: FireGen washington aoe3de George Washington · Kanyenke twc aoe3de Ká:nien · Nathaniel Black icon DE Nathaniel Black · Nonahkee act1 aoe3de Nonahkee · Sven icon aoe3de Sven Kuechler
Act II: ShadowChayton Black icon DE Chayton Black · Crazy horse aoe3de Crazy Horse · Custer aoe3de General Custer · Holmes icon aoe3de Sheriff Holme · Sx warchief aoe3de Chief Brave Wolf · Lakota dog soldier aoe3de Chief Bull Bear · Iro warchief aoe3de Chief Two Moon
3ADIcon48px The Asian Dynasties
Act I: JapanMototada aoe3de Daimyo Mototada · Kichiro icon DE General Kichiro · Tokugawa aoe3de Shogun Tokugawa
Act II: ChinaJinhai aoe3de Admiral Jinhai · Huang icon DE Jian Huang · Chen icon aoe3de Lao Chen
Act III: IndiaBadur icon aoe3de Bahadur Shah · Edwardson aoe3de Colonel Edwardson · Nanib icon DE Nanib Sahir · Pravar icon aoe3de Pravar Patel
Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition
Act II: ShadowFrank Icon Uncle Frank (replaces Crazy Horse)
Historical BattlesAhmad al mansur Ahmad al-Mansur · Pecaudy Icon Claude-Pierre Pecaudy · General mx portrait El General · Padre hidalgo aoe3de El Padre · Isaac Brock icon General Isaac Brock · American General Icon General Jackson · Hizir Reis Icon Hizir Reis · Kassa hailu portrait Kassa Hailu · Marine Officer portrait Marine Officer · Militia Officer portrait Militia Officer · Oruc Reis Icon Oruc Reis · Queen Sabla Icon Queen Sabla Wengel · Sir Francis Drake Icon Sir Francis Drake · Sultan malik portrait Sultan Abd al-Malik · Sultan Mohammed II portrait Sultan Mohammed II · Usman dan fodio icon Usman dan Fodio · Yermak Timofeyevich Icon Yermak