1827 NEWSPAPER SENECA INDIANS REMOVE CHIEF RED JACKET

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  • Sold Date: Jun 26, 2008
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LEE OXFORD BOOKS Original and Authentic 19th-Century Newspapers & Historical Books

The Christian Mirror
October 19, 1827
Portland, Maine
FRONT PAGE - SENECA CHIEF RED JACKET REMOVED AS CHIEF!!

DESCRIPTION:

4-page original newspaper in very good condition. Durable and readable rag paper with stains. Previously bound and separated as a whole paper. Approximately 13"x21" .

CONTENT:

"RED JACKET DEPOSED" - FRONT PAGE CENTER - Complete Text of the Seneca Council of Six Nations renouncing Red Jacket as a Chief - the immediate cause was Red Jackets reaction to his wife's conversion to Christianity, his disgust at the event and consequent abusive conduct - Front Page - 10 Column Inches [NOTE - This was originally written in the Seneca language but was translated for publication in English by Dr. Jemison. Complete Text of this Front-Page item is as follows:

We, the chiefs of the Seneca tribe, of the Six Nations, say to you, Sa-go-ye-wat-ha (or Red Jacket), that you have a long time disturbed our councils ; that you have procured some white men to assist you in sending a great number of false stories to our father the president of the United States, and induced our people to sign those falsehoods at Tonnawanta as chiefs of our tribe, when you knew they were not chiefs ; that you have opposed

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