Red Jacket

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRed Jacket
Used name•Red Jacket
Other namesWilliam Alexander "Sandy" Turkey
Born15 April 1879 in Six Nations Reserve, Brantford, Ontario (CAN)
AffiliationsMohawk Indians, (CAN)
NOC Canada

Biography

Red Jacket 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. As one would expect with First Nation athletes from that era, nothing can be found of his life, although we have found his Anglicized name, Alexander “Sandy” Turkey.

Results

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