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Oronhyatekha (Peter Martin) (1841-1907)

Oronhyatekha (Peter Martin) (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

Photo Source - Wikipedia

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

A distinguished philanthropist, Oronhyatekha transformed the Independent Order of Foresters (IOF) into a successful fraternal organization which saw to the well-being of its members and came to the aid of many people in need. A Mohawk born at Six Nations, he began his career in teaching and continued in medicine, becoming in 1867 the first accredited Aboriginal medical doctor to practice in Canada. Peter Martin maintained his principal residence at Tyendinaga and, from here, tirelessly devoted his efforts to building the IOF into a financially strong international organization.

Other plaques at this location
Oronhyatekha 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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