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c.1740–1836, chief of the Seneca. The son of a Native American mother and a white father, he acquired great influence among the Seneca and in the American Revolution led war parties for the British against the colonial forces, particularly against Gen. John Sullivan in New York. He later favored friendship with the whites and signed the Treaty of Fort Stanwix (1784). He was given a grant of land on the Allegheny River, where he lived to a very old age. His views were opposed by the energetic Red JacketRed Jacket,
c.1758–1830, chief of the Seneca, b. probably Seneca co., N.Y. His Native American name was Otetiani, changed to Sagoyewatha when he became a chief. His English name came from the British redcoat he wore as an ally of the English in the American Revolution.
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 but supported by Handsome LakeHandsome Lake,
1735?–1815, Seneca religious prophet; half-brother of Cornplanter. After a long illness he had a vision (c.1800) and began to preach new religious beliefs.
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 (Cornplanter's half-brother).
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He used the tomahawk that had belonged to the famous chief Cornplanter as his 'fire ax and mascot,' (Porter 2001, 76), managing to save the Iroquois wampum belts that were then part of the library collection.
The Hatchet and The Plow: The Life and Times of Chief Cornplanter by William W.

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