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Bennett, Lewislocked

(1831–18 January 1896)
  • John Cumming

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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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