The Life of Red Jacket
Red Jacket belonged to the Seneca Nation, which was part of the Iroquois Confederacy. At birth, he was given the name Otetiani. His English name came from the red coat the British gave him when he served as their messenger in the American Revolution. Although Red Jacket did not distinguish himself in battle, he used his skill as an orator to speak up about the problems the Seneca and other groups were facing. This volume, enhanced by historical black-and-white photographs, introduces young readers to a Native American hero who never stopped speaking up for his people.