Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Oronhyatekha
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ORONHYATEKHA, an Iroquois physician, b. near Brandford, Ontario, 10 Aug., 1841. After leaving Wesleyan academy, Massachusetts, he taught for a year among the Indians and then entered Kenyon college, followed by another three years at Toronto university. Later he was graduated at Oxford, England, adopting the profession of medicine, in which he achieved success in London, Canada. He is chief executive of the Indian order of Foresters, and has always taken an interest in rifle-shooting. Dr. Oronhyatekha recently described himself as being “more than a British subject, for he had the honor to be an ally of Great Britain,” and said that it was owing to “the aid and influence of the six Nations that the British crown now held Canada.” He married a granddaughter of Joseph Brant, the Mohawk chief, and their son is also a Canadian physician.