Oronhyatekha 1841-1907

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.


On the grounds of Christ Church where his grave is located, just off County Road 2 at the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, about 3 km west of Deseronto

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Hastings

Municipality: Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory