Private Residence Investigation
93 Fields Ave - Buffalo, NY 14210
November 2, 2012
ITC recording of voice saying, "Hello"
ITC recording asking spirit's name. Are you Red Jacket...Did you know Red Jacket. Response: "Red Jacket".
ITC recoeding of voice saying, "Wolf Men"
Following the investigation of 93 Fields Avenue, additional research was conducted on the name "Red Jacket" recorded coming from the ITC device. The research found several intersting facts about Red Jacket and the relevance of the evidence captured.
- Red Jacket (known as Otetiani in his youth and Sagoyewatha (Keeper Awake) Sa-go-ye-wa-tha after 1780 because of his oratorical skills) (c. 1750–January 20, 1830) was a Native American Seneca orator.
- Red Jacket's birthplace has long been a matter of debate. Some historians claim he was born at the Old Seneca Castle near present-day Geneva, New York, near the foot of Seneca Lake. Others believe he was born near Cayuga Lake and present-day Canoga, while others place his birth south of Branchport, on Keuka Lake near the mouth of Basswood Creek.
- Chief of the Wolf Clan
- Red Jacket became famous as an orator, speaking for the rights of his people. He played a prominent role in negotiations with the new United States federal government after the war. In 1792 he led a delegation of 50 people to Philadelphia. The US president George Washington presented him with a special "peace medal", a large oval of silver plate engraved with an image of Washington on the right-hand side shaking Red Jacket's hand; below was inscribed "George Washington", "Red Jacket", and "1792". Red Jacket wore this medal on his chest in every portrait painted of him. (Today the medal is held in the collection of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society)
- In his later years, Segoyewatha lived in Buffalo, New York. On his death, his remains were buried in an Indian cemetery. In 1876, William C. Bryant presented a plan to the Council of the Seneca Nation to rebury Red Jacket's remains in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo. This was carried out on October 9, 1884.