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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.
One of the earliest treaties made, it was signed by Cornplanter, Red Jacket, Handsome Lake and President George Washington in 1794.
The Hatchet and The Plow: The Life and Times of Chief Cornplanter by William W.
Cornplanter (1732-1836) had a Seneca mother, but his father was a white fur trader from Albany, so he was also called John O'Bail.
Cornplanter, Seneca (from an address to George Washington, 1790) (135)
It earned him the Spinden Medal for Archaeology in 1964, the Drexel Medal in 1965 from the University of Pennsylvania and the Merrill Medal from Yale in 1966, as well as the Kidder Medal from the American Anthropological Association in 1971 and the Cornplanter Medal for Iroquois research in 1977.
The largest element of the force were Indians led by the Seneca War Captains, Old Smoke and Cornplanter.
designations of the (Seneca) Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Tonawanda Seneca communities and designate residents of the Cornplanter Reservation as residents of the Allegany Reservation for purposes of voting and holding office.
A project team consisting of three foresters specializing in wildlife biology, ecology, forestry management and socio-economic issues toured Moshannon, Tiadaghton, Elk and Cornplanter state forest districts.
Cornplanter Township, Oil Creek Streambank Stabilization: $120,000
Not participating are Moshannon, Weiser, Cornplanter and William Penn state forest districts.