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West Seneca in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Red Jacket

“Sa-go-ye-wat-ha”

 
 
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By James Pace, September 2011
1. Red Jacket Marker
Inscription. Seneca Chief Red Jacket (ca. 1758-1830) lived in a cabin on this site when this area was part of the Buffalo Creek Reservation. Known for his great oratory and keen mind, Red Jacket was an eloquent advocate for the preservation of the Seneca way of life and the retention of indigenous lands. Belonging to the Wolf Clan, his Indian name means "He Keeps Them Awake".
 
Erected 2011 by West Seneca Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 49.925′ N, 78° 44.638′ W. Marker is in West Seneca, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Seneca Street one mile east of Mill Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on property immediately to the east of the United States Post Office, West Seneca Branch. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4306 Seneca Street, Buffalo NY 14224, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Community of True Inspiration Residence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ebenezer House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dedicated to the Honor (approx. 0.6 miles away); West Seneca Vietnam Veterans Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); West Seneca Gatling Gun
Red Jacket Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Pace, September 2011
2. Red Jacket Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Onondaga Village (approx. 1.5 miles away); Christian Ulrich (approx. 1.5 miles away); Fourteen Holy Helpers R. C. Church (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Seneca.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Chief Red Jacket image. Click for full size.
By James Pace
3. Chief Red Jacket
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2011, by James Pace of West Seneca, New York, USA. This page has been viewed 879 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on October 28, 2011, by James Pace of West Seneca, New York, USA. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2011, by James Pace of West Seneca, New York, USA.   3. submitted on November 10, 2011, by James Pace of West Seneca, New York, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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