This collection offers an online version of the exhibition, "Mohawk Ideals, Victorian Values: Oronhyatekha, M.D." which was featured at the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, Ontario (27 July to 17 December, 2001) and at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario (2 March to 4 August, 2002). This collection is devoted primarily to the life story of Oronhyatekha (Peter Martin), but also offers educational information about the evolving political and cultural life of the Iroquois nations and an emerging Canada during the nineteenth century.

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This collection was formerly a website hosted by the Cornell University Library that was jointly funded by the Canadian Heritage Information Network and the Woodland Cultural Centre.

Recent Submissions

  • Bibliography on Oronhyatekha 

    Woodland Cultural Centre (Woodland Cultural Centre, 2001)
    This is a Bibliography of materials relating to Dr. Oronhyatekha (Peter Martin).
  • Educational resources on the history of the Iroquois and other First Nations People 

    Woodland Cultural Centre (woodland Cultural Centre, 2017)
    The original Woodland Centre web site of the exhibition, “Mohawk Ideals, Victorian Values: Oronhyatekha, M.D.” featured 26 links to sites that provided information about the Iroquois Nation and Native peoples from 2001. ...
  • Lesson Plans for Grades 7 and 8 

    Woodland Cultural Centre (Woodland Cultural Centre, 2001)
    The following lesson plans were created to assist educators lead their grade seven and eight students through this website exhibit based on the life and times of Dr. Oronhyatekha (1841- 1907). Approximately four to six ...
  • Oronhyatekha’s Family Tree 

    Woodland Cultural Centre (Woodland Clutural Centre, 2001)
    Dr. Oronhyatekha’s Family Tree
  • Oronhyatekha 

    Jamieson, Keith (Royal Ontario Museum, 2002)
    This article by Keith Jamieson, curator of the exhibition, "Mohawk Ideals, Victorian Values: Oronhyatekha, M.D.", was previously printed in Rotunda, the magazine of the Royal Ontario Museum.
  • Exhibition Floor Plan 

    Woodland Cultural Centre (Woodland Cultural Centre, 2001)
    This is a floor plan to the exhibition, “Mohawk Ideals, Victorian Values: Oronhyatekha, M.D.” which was featured at the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, Ontario (27 July to 17 December, 2001) and at the Royal Ontario ...
  • Synoptic Chart 

    Woodland Cultural Centre (Woodland Cultural Centre, 2001)
    This chart is a timeline of events in the life of Oronhyatekha, in local history, and in socio-political history.
  • Dr. Oronhyatekha's Historical Collection 

    Independent Order of Foresters (Independent Order of Foresters, 1904)
    Oronhyatekha adopted a lifestyle befitting a successful, Oxford-trained physician. One major aspect of his Victorian persona was his interest in gathering a large collection of natural and historical objects. During his ...
  • Slide show on the life of Oronhyatekha 

    Woodland Cultural Centre (Cornell University Library, 2001)
    Oronhyatekha, baptized Peter Martin, was a Mohawk, born and raised at Six Nations. Among many accomplishments, awards, and citations, Oronhyatekha was one of the first of Native ancestry to receive a medical degree. He was ...

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