Seneca chief Red Jacket.

Red Jacket

(1758 - 1830)

The Seneca chief Red Jacket opposed attempts to spread Christianity among his people, as well as the rise of a new Seneca prophet, Handsome Lake, who responded by charging Red Jacket with, among other things, witchcraft. His own family eventually converted to Christianity, and when he died in 1830, his wife buried him in a Christian cemetery.

 

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