Red Jacket, Seneca chief, approximately 1756-1830

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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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referencedIn Miller, Morris S. (Morris Smith), 1779-1824. Morris S. Miller letter, 1819. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Wright, Asher, 1803-1875. Indian collection, 1788-1955. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Huntington Free Library. Native American biography vertical file [ca.1850-2000.]. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Red Jacket (Seneca chief), ca. 1756-1830. Red Jacket's speech : Buffalo Creek manuscript 1802-1804 Sept. 28, 1803. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Parrish, John, 1729-1807. Book relative to Indian affairs : journals to treaties, 1791-1794. Newberry Library
creatorOf Red Jacket (Seneca chief), ca. 1756-1830. Speech : delivered at Washington to the Acting Secretary of War for the United States, 11 Feb. 1801. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807. Draper manuscripts: Joseph Brant miscellanies, 1779-1892. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Bryant, Wm. Clement (William Clement), 1830-1898. Papers, 1778-1889 (bulk 1829-1889). Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Hall, William. Recollections of an Indian council held at Buffalo in 1818 or 1819, 1862. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume VII, Miscellany, 1764-1792. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Bonsall, Isaac Edward, 1765-1831. Isaac Bonsall journals, 1803-1823. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn United States. War Dept. Letters, 1802-1807. Newberry Library
referencedIn Ewing, William. Letter : Geneceo [sic], to Israel Chapin, Esq., 1794 Sept. 17. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf United States. War Dept. Receipt for payment to Indians, 1812 May 27. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Lovejoy, Henry, 1800-1872. Reminiscence of Buffalo, 1864. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. Talk given to Seneca chiefs, 1823 Mar. 14. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Bread, Daniel, Oneida chief, 1800-1873. Joel Benson collection, 1829. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Chapin, Cyrenius, 1769-1838. Papers, 1806-1816. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Dawes, Julius H. Red Jacket Monument Committee, 1890-1891. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Red Jacket. Papers 1810-1811. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Red Jacket (Seneca chief), ca. 1756-1830. Receipt for annuity, 1829 July 14. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Record of Council and speeches to and by the Indian Nations in Upper Canada, 1796-1803. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891. Draper manuscripts: Draper's notes, 1841-1868. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Hazard, George Starr, 1809-1903. Speech : at dedication of Red Jacket monument, 1892 June 22. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Day, David F. (David Fisher), 1828 or 9-1900. Address delivered at the unveiling of the statue of Red Jacket at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y., 1892 June 22 / by David F. Day. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Jacket, John. Words to the ganoda chant of the Little Water Society, nig anigoah and Seneca writings, 1849. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Edwards, Eliza Mary Hatch. Extracts from letters by Mary M. Beebe McKay, [ca. 1888]. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Strong, Nathaniel T., d. 1872. Nathaniel T. Strong account, letters, and lecture, 1849, 1863, 1871. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf United States. War Dept. Receipt for annuity, 1812 June 5. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf United States. War Dept. Receipts for payments to Indians, 1805-1815. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: Newspaper extracts, 1748-1840. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Six Nations. Chiefs of the Six Nations letter to Moses Cleaveland, 1796 June 6. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
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associatedWith Bonsall, Isaac Edward, 1765-1831. person
associatedWith Bread, Daniel, Oneida chief, 1800-1873. person
associatedWith Bryant, Wm. Clement (William Clement), 1830-1898. person
associatedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. person
associatedWith Chapin, Cyrenius, 1769-1838. person
associatedWith Dawes, Julius H. person
associatedWith Day, David F. (David Fisher), 1828 or 9-1900. person
associatedWith Edwards, Eliza Mary Hatch. person
associatedWith Ewing, William. person
associatedWith Hall, William. person
associatedWith Hazard, George Starr, 1809-1903. person
associatedWith Huntington Free Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Jacket, John. person
associatedWith LeRoy, Herman. person
associatedWith Lovejoy, Henry, 1800-1872. person
associatedWith Miller, Morris S. (Morris Smith), 1779-1824. person
associatedWith Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. person
associatedWith Parish, Jasper, 1767-1836. person
associatedWith Parrish, John, 1729-1807. person
associatedWith Six Nations. corporateBody
associatedWith Strong, Nathaniel T., d. 1872. person
associatedWith Thompson, David. person
associatedWith United States. War Dept. corporateBody
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United States
Fort Niagara (N.Y.)
United States
New York (State)
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Speeches, addresses, etc., Iroquois
Seneca Indians--History
Seneca Indians
Indians of North America--Wars
Indian agents
Indians of North America--Government relations
Indians of North America--Financial affairs
Indians of North America--Treaties
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Birth 1750

Death 1830-01-20

Iroquoian languages

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