(On plinth, rear:) Sagoyewatha/Red/Jacket/A Seneca, A Human Being, A Voice/Like Rushing Water, Wind, Like a Wolf (On plaque in front:) RED JACKET/1752-1830/FAMED SENECA ORATOR AND CHIEF, NAMED/OTETIANI/("ALWAYS READY") AND, LATER/SA-GO-YE-WA-THA ("HE WHO KEEPS THEM AWAKE.")/HE BECAME KNOWN AS RED JACKET AFTER HE/WAS GIVEN A SCARLET COAT BY THE BRITISH/AT THE END OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR./IN 1792, GEORGE WASHINGTON PRESENTED HIM/WITH A LARGE SILVER MEDAL WHICH HE/IS DEPICTED WEARING HERE./SCULPTURE BY MICHAEL SOLES DEDICATED JUNE 13, 1981 unsigned
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Full-length figure of Red Jacket stands on a square base with ornate wood facing. The figure is bare-chested except for a large medal which hangs around his neck. He wears leggings and moccasins and a feather in his hair. His proper left arm is extended to the side. On the back of the figure are relief images depicting Indian life, with wooded scene, figures, deer, beans, squash and corn.