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ORONHYATEKHA

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The renowned Mohawk chief orator and physician was 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.

GPS Location: 44º 11' 07.34" N 77º 04' 26.38" W (44.18527778, 77.07388889)

Street Address: 52 South Church Lane, in the churchyard of Christ Church
ORONHYATEKHA
Information Last Updated: Sunday July 26, 2020