Red Jacket

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(1750–1830)
Red Jacket was a Native American Seneca chief best known for his magnificent oratory skills which kept him in power despite strong criticism from his people.

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Red Jacket was a Native American Seneca chief who was best known for his magnificent oratory skills which kept him in power despite strong criticism from his people, who believed he was double-dealing. Originally Otetiani, Red Jacket assume the name Sagoyewatha upon becoming a chief. His name Red Jacket comes from his wearing red coats while on the British side after the American Revolution.

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