Black Hawk

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBlack Hawk
Used name•Black Hawk
Nick/petnamesJoe Crawford
Born23 May 1877 in ?, Ontario (CAN)
Measurements183 cm
AffiliationsMohawk Indians, (CAN)
NOC Canada


Black Hawk, or Joe Crawford, won a bronze medal in 1904 lacrosse with the Mohawk Indian team representing Canada. Some sources list the Mohawk Indian team as actually an Iroquois Indian team, as the Mohawks were one of the six nations of the Six Nation Confederacy of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Native American peoples. They apparently were from the area surrounding Brantford, Ontario. Little is known of his life, however, one St. Louis newspaper did have a report that he was arrested during the 1904 World’s Fair for public drunkenness. In that article, Crawford, aka Black Hawk, was noted to be a Cayuga Indian.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Lacrosse CAN Black Hawk
Lacrosse, Men (Olympic) Mohawk Indians 3 Bronze