Red Jacket Seneca War Chief Native American Portrait Art Print

Brandywine General Store

SKU: 11 west

An archival premium Quality Art Print of Red Jacket Seneca War Chief Native American Portrait for sale by Brandywine General Store. Red Jacket was born around 1758 in Canoga NY and died January 20, 1830 in Seneca Village, Buffalo NY. He was chief of the Seneca Indian tribe whose magnificent oratory skills masked his schemes to maintain his position as leader of his bribe despite double dealings against his people's interests. His first Indian name was Otetiani, he assumed the name Sagoyewatha upon becoming Chief. Red Jacket was his English name, a result of the succession of red coats he wore while on the British side during the American Revolutionary War. Red Jacket constantly sought to portray himself as a bitter enemy of the white people, he publicly opposed land sales to the US Government in the late 1700s, but all the while he secretly signed the property cessions to protect his prestige with the Americans. During the 1820s Red Jacket finally lost his prestige as his drinking habit and double dealings finally caught up with him and became evident. In 1827 he was deposed as chief by a council of tribal leaders. Wild West art print #11

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