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Red Jacket(Sagoyewatha)Belt


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Image
Object
Description:
Wampum belt giver to the Chiefs at Grand River to support a plea for neutrality in 1812. In June of 1812, Seneca, Onondaga and Cayuga Chiefs living at Buffalo Creek came to a council at Grand River. Their motive was to secure a pledge of neutrality on behalf of all Hodinohson:ni. They delivered a wampum belt and a message from Sagoyewatha (Red Jacket): "I hope you will not go and make your Children poor by joining the British Government in case of a dispute between them and the Americans. If you do, the Americans say, You will lose all your Land, and that it will be taken from you ? that it is wisest for you to remain neutral because the promises the king may make to you, he never will perform. You may remember he did not fulfill his engagements to Captain Brant last war, and I hope you will hearken to what I now tell you." The Grand River Chiefs agreed that there should be neutrality, however, they later made a statement that the friendship between the Hodinohson:ni had ended. Their linked arms began to separate and the Tree of Peace began to falter.
Date of Original:
June 1812
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 5894
Image Height: 1024
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
SNPL000065v00i
Collection:
Six Nations Legacy Consortium Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.06681 Longitude: -80.11635
Donor:
Six Nations Legacy Consortium
Creative Commons licence:
by-nc-nd [more details]
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Protected by copyright: Uses are subject to the terms of a contract. Contact the repository for further information. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Red Jacket(Sagoyewatha)Belt


Wampum belt giver to the Chiefs at Grand River to support a plea for neutrality in 1812. In June of 1812, Seneca, Onondaga and Cayuga Chiefs living at Buffalo Creek came to a council at Grand River. Their motive was to secure a pledge of neutrality on behalf of all Hodinohson:ni. They delivered a wampum belt and a message from Sagoyewatha (Red Jacket): "I hope you will not go and make your Children poor by joining the British Government in case of a dispute between them and the Americans. If you do, the Americans say, You will lose all your Land, and that it will be taken from you ? that it is wisest for you to remain neutral because the promises the king may make to you, he never will perform. You may remember he did not fulfill his engagements to Captain Brant last war, and I hope you will hearken to what I now tell you." The Grand River Chiefs agreed that there should be neutrality, however, they later made a statement that the friendship between the Hodinohson:ni had ended. Their linked arms began to separate and the Tree of Peace began to falter.