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Bennett, Lewislocked

(1831–18 January 1896)
  • John Cumming


Bennett, Lewis (1831–18 January 1896), distance runner, was born Hagasadoni at the Cattaragus Reservation in Erie County, New York. The exact date of his birth and his parents’ names are unknown. A Seneca Indian of the Snipe clan, he was given the English name Lewis Bennett. As a professional runner, he competed under the name “Deerfoot.”...

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