Dr. Oronhyatekha was well known for his achievements as the Supreme Chief Ranger of the Independent Order of Foresters, an international fraternal life insurance company. Originally from Six Nations, he later married and moved to the Tyendinaga reserve. Oronhyatekha received his Medical Degree from the University of Toronto.
He was also a very accurate marksman. Oronhyatekha was a member of the first Canadian Wimbledon team. He walked away from the Wimbledon shoots in England with nine medals.
While with the army, he also won the Ensign Cooks Cup on June 6th 1865. Oronhyatekha proved his worth in many fields, and marksmanship was only one area in which he excelled.
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