Quebec History Marianopolis College

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L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia





[This text was originally published in 1907 by the Bureau of American Ethnology as part of its Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. It was later reproduced, in 1913, by the Geographic Board of Canada. The work done by the American Bureau was monumental, well informed and incorporated the most advanced scholarship available at the time. In many respects, the information is still useful today, although prudence should be exercised and the reader should consult some of the contemporary texts on the history and the anthropology of the North American Indians suggested in the bibliographic introduction to this section. The articles were not completely devoid of the paternalism and the prejudices prevalent at the time. While some of the terminology used would not pass the test of our "politically correct" era, most terms have been left unchanged by the editor. If a change in the original text has been effected it will be found between brackets [.] The original work contained long bibliographies that have not been reproduced for this web edition. For the full citation, see the end of the text.]



Orehaoue . A Cayuga chief who opposed the Jesuits and caused Father Carheil's withdrawal. He aided the English of Albany in preventing Penn's purchase of Susquehanna lands, and visited De la Barre in 1684. In 1687 Denonville seized him and sent him to France . He was then called Goiguenha [Cayuga]-Oreouahe, and often Taweeratt; also Wahawa by the Onondaga. In 1688 the Cayuga wished for "Taweeratt, the chief warrior of Cayouge, who is lamented amongst them every day." Returning in 1689, Orehaoue became attached to Count Frontenac and fought for the French. He died in 1698 and was buried with high honours as "a worthy Frenchman and good Christian."


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Source: James WHITE, ed., Handbook of Indians of Canada, Published as an Appendix to the Tenth Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, Ottawa, 1913, 632p., p. 373.



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