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General Information:
Full Name: Red Jacket
Biography:
(1758-1830) Seneca Indian chief. Red Jacket was born near Geneva, New York in either Seneca or Ontario County. As a Seneca chief he became well-known for his skill as a politician and orator. He got the name Red Jacket for the British officers coat he wore during the American Revolution. Though a relative of Handsome Lake he disagreed with the New Religion. He was the grandfather of Ely S. Parker and the subject of several books and biographies. His speeches have been transcribed and published.
Native American Information:
Name: Sagoyewatha
Tribe: Seneca
Author's Timeline:
1758 Ontario County
Red Jacket may have been born in Ontario County. 
1758 Seneca County
Red Jacket was probably born in Seneca County. 
1830 (Unknown) County
Red Jacket died in 1830. 
? Cattaraugus County
Red Jacket spent time in Cattaraugus County.  
? Erie County
Red Jacket lived in Buffalo Creek. 
? Erie County
Red Jacket's grave and a monument to his honor are in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York. 

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