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Red Jacket, (painting)

Peale, C. W.
Red Jacket
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 42
Or Sagoyewatha, said to signify, "one who keeps awake," or simply "keeper awake," was born about the year 1756, at "Old Castle," now embraced in the town of Seneca, Ontario county, New York. For many years before his death he resided about four miles from Buffalo, and near the land reserved for the remnants of the Seneca nation. His house was a log cabin. Some of his tribe were Christians, but Red Jacket would never listen to anything of the kind. He acted a conspicuous part in the battle which took place at Fort George on 17th August, 1813. Nothing seemed to trouble Red-jacket more than the intrusion of Missionaries among his people, of which he make a formal complaint to the Governor of New York in 1821. The petition met with success, for no ministers were, for some time afterwards, admitted upon the reservation. He had become very intemperate, and died at his own house January 20, 1836, aged 80 years. [P. 12.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.
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AECI 01930042
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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