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

Red Jacket.

 
 
Red Jacketís Birth Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 25, 2008
1. Red Jacketís Birth Site Marker
Inscription.
SA-GO-YA-WAT-HA
(He keeps them awake)
The orator of the Six Nations of Iroquois
A chief of the Wolf Clan of the Senecas
Born near this spot-died at Buffalo N.Y.
1750† † † † † † 1830
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W. & J. Littlejohn,
Designers and Builders

 
Erected 1891 by the Waterloo Library and Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 51.895′ N, 76° 44.924′ W. Marker is in Canoga, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on New York State Route 89 0.3 miles north of Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Falls NY 13148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Jacket (within shouting distance of this marker); Canoga Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canoga Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gar-Non-De-Yo (approx. 0.8 miles away); "A Very Pretty Indian Town of Ten Houses" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Potter Inn Farm
Red Jacketís Birth Site Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 25, 2008
2. Red Jacketís Birth Site Monument
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Old Genesee Stage Route (approx. 3.6 miles away); Captain Charles B. Randolph (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canoga.
 
Also see . . .
1. Red Jacket. (Submitted on June 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Red Jacket's Peace Medal. (Submitted on June 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Unveiling of the Monument. erected by the Waterloo Library and Historical Society, as a memorial of Red Jacket, Sa-Go-Ya-Wat-Ha, October 14, 1891. (Internet Archive) (Submitted on June 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Chief Red Jacket image. Click for full size.
3. Chief Red Jacket
Red Jacketís Birth Site Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 25, 2008
4. Red Jacketís Birth Site Monument
Engraving of Peace Medal on Red Jacket Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
5. Engraving of Peace Medal on Red Jacket Monument
US Eagle Emblem Engraving on Red Jacket Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
6. US Eagle Emblem Engraving on Red Jacket Monument
Likely the reverse of the Peace Medal
Cayuga Six Nations stone at base of Red Jacket Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
7. Cayuga Six Nations stone at base of Red Jacket Monument
Mohawk Six Nations stone at base of Red Jacket Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
8. Mohawk Six Nations stone at base of Red Jacket Monument
Oneida Six Nations stone at base of Red Jacket Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
9. Oneida Six Nations stone at base of Red Jacket Monument
Onondaga Six Nations stone at base of Red Jacket Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
10. Onondaga Six Nations stone at base of Red Jacket Monument
Seneca Six Nations stone at base of Red Jacket Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
11. Seneca Six Nations stone at base of Red Jacket Monument
Tuscarora Six Nations stone at base of Red Jacket Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
12. Tuscarora Six Nations stone at base of Red Jacket Monument
Red Jacket Monument Sponsor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
13. Red Jacket Monument Sponsor
Sagoyewatha (Red Jacket) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
14. Sagoyewatha (Red Jacket)
This 1868 painting by Thomas Hicks after one by Robert Walter Weir hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“In the American Revolution, Seneca chief Sagoye≠watha fought for the British, who gave him the name ĎRed Jacketí because he wore their red coat. In his dealings with the new American republic, he excelled as a negotiator for his tribe. George Washington presented him with a peace medal, which can be seen in many of his portraits. Sagoyewatha convinced the Seneca Indians in New York to fight on the American side in the War of 1812. Although in his sixties, he fought bravely at the battles of Fort George and Chippawa, clearing his reputation of earlier charges of cowardice dur≠ing the Revolutionary War. The heavy Indian casual≠ties on both sides at Chippawa led Sagoyewatha to negotiate with Seneca and Iroquois chiefs, leading to the withdrawal of both tribes from the conflict.” — National Portrait Gallery
The Trial of Red Jacket image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2015
15. The Trial of Red Jacket
This dramatic 1869 painting by John Mix Stanley hangs in Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.

“Red Jacket (1758-1830) was a famous leader of the Seneca tribe of the Iroquois Nation. In this ambitious painting, John Mix Stanley showed the chief defending himself against a charge of witchcraft. Under his white robe is the red jacket given to him by a British officer for his help as a messenger during the American Revolution. Stanley trained as a portrait painter, and all of the figures in this work are portraits of identifiable individuals.Ö” — Henry Luce Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Red Jacket's Medal image. Click for full size.
By Ben. Lossing
16. Red Jacket's Medal
The Medal given to Red Jacket by George Washington is portrayed in Lossing's Pictorial Field Book.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 865 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on June 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   14, 15, 16. submitted on June 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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