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Cornplanter,

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.
In the American Revolution, the names of Red Jacket, Cornplanter, and Joseph Brant (Thayendanega) became known as those of a great orator, a great war chief, and a great peacemaker respectively.
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 tells his readers, the Little People are the caretakers of plants, and to some extent, the caretakers of human beings.
Cornplanter, Seneca (from an address to George Washington, 1790) (135)
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.
To Chief Jesse Cornplanter, the sound was the haunting war drums of his people killed in the Army's raid against the nation in 1779.
Red Jacket's enemies among the chiefs, notably Cornplanter and Handsome Lake, attempted repeatedly to discredit him and those he represented as less qualified than "warriors" (considered by some historians a synonym for man--as opposed to woman or child) to make tribal decisions, an attack including charges of witchcraft, dismissed against Red Jacket, but resulting in several Seneca women being murdered, beaten to death, or executed.
Two of the most celebrated Seneca chiefs are Cornplanter (1732?