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Red Jacket (known as Otetiani in his youth and Segoyewatha after 1780) (c. 1750–January 20, 1830) was a Native American Seneca chief of the Wolf clan[1] and orator. He was born near present day Geneva, New York and lived much of his life in Seneca territory in the Genesee River Valley. Although they often met together at the Long House, he and Mohawk chief Joseph Brant were bitter enemies and rivals. Image File history File linksMetadata Red_Jacket. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... The Seneca are a Native American people, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois League. ... Orator is a Latin word for speaker (from the Latin verb oro, meaning I speak or I pray). In ancient Rome, the art of speaking in public (Ars Oratoria) was a professional competence especially cultivated by politicians and lawyers. ... Geneva is a city in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population was 13,617 at the 2000 census. ... Upper Genesee near Belmont, New York, a series of pools and riffles The Middle Falls of the Genesee in Letchworth State Park The Genesee Rivers name is derived from the Iroquois meaning good valley or pleasant valley. ... The Mohawk (Kanienkeh or Kanienkehaka meaning People of the Flint) are an indigenous people of North America who live around Lake Ontario and the St. ... Joseph Brant, painted in London by leading court painter George Romney in 1776 Thayendanegea or Joseph Brant (sometimes spelled Brandt or Brand) (c. ...


He was a signatory along with Cornplanter and fifty other Iroquois, of the sale of most of the Seneca land in western New York for $100,000 to Robert Morris. He originally tried to prevent the sale, but was not able to convince the others, and gave up his opposition. The sale was at Big Tree (now Geneseo, New York in present Livingston County) in 1797 and was well "greased" by a great deal of liquor and bribes of trinkets to the Iroquois women. Morris, who had previously purchased the land from Massachusetts, subject to the Indian title, then sold it to the Holland Land Company, retaining only the Morris Reserve, an estate near present day Rochester. Chief Cornplanter portrait by F. Bertoli, 1796 Gaiäntwakê (c. ... The Iroquois Confederacy (Haudenosaunee, also known as the League of Peace and Power, Five Nations, or Six Nations) is a group of First Nations/Native Americans. ... Robert Morris Robert Morris, Jr. ... Geneseo is the name of a town and village in the U.S. state of New York: Geneseo (town), New York Geneseo (village), New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Spirits redirects here. ... Bribery is a crime implying a sum or gift given alters the behaviour of the person in ways not consistent with the duties of that person. ... Map of the Holland Purchase From 1840s Divided into Counties and Townships And Including Morris Reserve Lands The Holland Land Company was a purchaser of the western two-thirds of the western New York land tract known as the Phelps and Gorham Purchase. ... The Morris Reserve was a 500,000 acre (2,000 km²) tract of land owned by Robert Morris in western New York in the late 18th Century. ... There is also a Rochester in Ulster County, New York; for that town see Rochester, Ulster County, New York. ...


Red Jacket took this name, one of several, for a highly favored embroidered coat given to him by the British for his wartime services. The Senecas took the British side during the American Revolution, a costly mistake, since their ally lost. In the War of 1812, Red Jacket supported the American side. John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress The American Revolution was a political movement during the last half of the 18th century that ended British control of the... Combatants United States Native Americans Great Britain, Canadian provincial forces First Nations Peoples Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6 •Other vessels: 14 •Indigenous...

Monument at Forest Lawn Cemetery
Monument at Forest Lawn Cemetery

Red Jacket was also known for his speechmaking skill. His alternative name, Segoyewatha, roughly translates he keeps them awake. He is best known for his response to a New England missionary (a Mr. Cram) who had requested in 1805 to do mission work among the Senecas. Red Jacket's speech, as an apologist for the Native American religion, is listed in Bartleby's List of the World's Famous Orations. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1389x2673, 931 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Red Jacket User:Davepape/Images Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1389x2673, 931 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Red Jacket User:Davepape/Images Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... A missionary is traditionally defined as a propagator of religion who works to convert those outside that community; someone who proselytizes. ... Apologetics is the field of study concerned with the systematic defense of a position. ...


Red Jacket had a problem with alcohol and deeply regretted his first drink. Once a lady asked him if he had any children. Red Jacket, who had lost most of his children to illness, replied sorrowfully: Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ...

Red Jacket was once a great man, and in favor with the Great Spirit. He was a lofty pine among the smaller trees of the forest. But, after years of glory, he degraded himself by drinking the firewater of the white man. The Great Spirit has looked upon him in anger, and his lightning has stripped the pine of its branches.

In his later years, he lived in Buffalo, New York. Red Jacket's grave and a monument to his honor are in Forest Lawn Cemetery. A complex of domitory buildings at the University at Buffalo is named after him. Nickname: City of Good Neighbors, Queen City, City of Light Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County  - Mayor Byron Brown Area    - City 136. ... Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo was founded in 1849. ... University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (also known as the State University of New York at Buffalo or SUNY-Buffalo and abbreviated as UB) is located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York. ...


The Red Jacket clipper ship that set the unbroken speed record from New York to Liverpool is named after him.[1] A public school system, Red Jacket Central, also is named in honor of Segoyewatha and serves the communities of Manchester and Shortsville in Ontario County, New York. Manchester, New York is both a town and a village located in Ontario County, New York. ... Shortsville is a village located in Ontario County, New York. ... Ontario County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


A section of the Buffalo River (New York) is named "Red Jacket Peninsula" in his honor. An informational plaque anointing the aforementioned, with a brief Red Jacket bio as well as other river history, is located along the eastern bank of the river (close to the mouth) at a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation access park, located at the southwestern end of Smith Street in Buffalo, New York. The Buffalo River is a river that empties into the eastern end of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes, by the City of Buffalo in the United States of America. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Nickname: City of Good Neighbors, Queen City, City of Light Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County  - Mayor Byron Brown Area    - City 136. ...


External links

  • An Account of Sa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha, or Red Jacket, and His People, available at Project Gutenberg. by John Niles Hubbard

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References

  1. ^ a b Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums (1970). Doris A. Isaacson: Maine: A Guide 'Down East'. Rockland, Me: Courier-Gazette, Inc., 260-261. 

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History of the Extreme Clipper Ship Red Jacket (1223 words)
The 251' Red Jacket, built in Maine and launched in November, 1853, was named for the Seneca Indian chief Red Jacket (Sagoyewatha, or "he that keeps them awake") who habitually wore a red jacket given to him by the British.
The Red Jacket's figurehead was a life-size carving of Sagoyewatha presented in a magnificent fashion with beaded buckskins, a red jacket, and a feather head-dress.
Red Jacket was built in Rockland, Maine in 1853.
Red Jacket (470 words)
Red Jacket took this name, one of several, for a highly favored embroidered coat given to him by the British for his wartime services.
Red Jacket's grave and a monument to his honor are in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
A public school system, Red Jacket Central, is named in honor of Segoyewatha and serves the communities of Manchester and Shortsville in Ontario County, New York.
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