Red Jacket, Seneca chief, approximately 1756-1830

Alternative names
Birth 1750
Death 1830-01-20
Iroquoian languages

Biographical notes:

David Thompson was the postmaster, contractor's agent and commissary at Fort Niagara Garrison, New York, 1797-1804.

From the description of Red Jacket's speech : Buffalo Creek manuscript 1802-1804 Sept. 28, 1803. (Tulsa City-County Library). WorldCat record id: 262845953

Red Jacket was a Seneca chief who was born ca. 1756 at or near Canoga, Seneca County, New York.

He remained faithful to the British during the Revolutionary War. In 1792 he visited President George Washington in Philadelphia, where he was presented a silver medal as a token of friendship and esteem. Red Jacket died on the former Buffalo Reservation on lands now within the city limits of Buffalo, New York, on January 20, 1830. In 1884, Red Jacket's remains were removed to the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York, where a monument to Red Jacket was unveiled on June 22, 1891.

From the description of Speech : delivered at Washington to the Acting Secretary of War for the United States, 11 Feb. 1801. (University of Pittsburgh). WorldCat record id: 31532611


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