Red Jacket

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56-57 W Lake Rd
Branchport, NY 14418
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Red Jacket
Near this spot stood cabin home occupied by parents of noted Seneca Chief Red Jacket, 1752.
His mother’s grave is here.


State Education Department — 1932

What was there

Residence of the parents of Native American Seneca orator and chief of the Wolf Clan.

What is there now

The former residence, a small cabin, no longer exists. On this site is Red Jacket’s mother’s grave and a stone monument. The immediate area is residential, and Rt 54A passes through.

More information

Though the following information is located on the monument plaque,  information described on it, dealing with homestead history, was at the time of this presentation, merely word of mouth.  It reads:
“This, the actual site of the home of Red Jacket’s mother by this monument is dedicated to her memory by the heirs of Dr. J. C. Wightman, to whom her burial place was disclosed by Aba Brown, a white man, adopted by the Jacket family.”
This sign was erected approximately 1932 under the auspices of New York State Archaeological Association.

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We would like to thank the following for helping us with this entry:
H.W. Fritzke Jr.