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Oronhyatekha 1841-1907

Oronhyatekha 1841-1907

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

Oronhyatekha 1841-1907

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Oronhyatekha 1841-1907

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Plaque Location

The County of Hastings
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
On South Church Lane at street #52
1.5 km from Highway 49 via east on Bayshore Road (Road 16)
then north on South Church Lane

Coordinates: N 44 11.122 W 77 04.420


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Plaque Text

The renowned Mohawk chief, orator and physician is buried in this churchyard. Born on the Grand River Reservation, he attended the Universities of Toronto and Oxford. At the age of twenty he was selected by the Six Nations to present official greetings to the visiting Prince of Wales. In 1871 he was a member of Canada's first Wimbledon rifle team and in 1874 became President of the Grand Council of Canadian Chiefs. Oronhyatekha was largely responsible for the successful organization of the Independent Order of Foresters.

Other plaques at this location
Oronhyatekha (Peter Martin) (1841-1907)
Christ Church, Her Majesty's Chapel Royal of the Mohawk
Christ Church 1843

Related Toronto plaque
Oronhyatekha (Burning Cloud)


First Nations

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Plaques

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