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RED JACKET

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

Red Jacket

Bureau Brothers (Founder)

Dedicated 1890

 

Medium

Medium Category

Bronze Statue on Engraved Granite Pedestal Base

Statue

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 10 2.5 5 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 14 N/A N/A 5

Description

Description
Male Native American figure stands dressed in period garments with a medallion around his neck and a feather in his hair. Proper right foot ahead of proper left foot, proper right arm raised with hand outstretched, proper left hand at side holds tomahawk. Inscription on front of base reads: "Red Jacket, Sa-co-ye-wat-ha (Ke Keeps Them Awake), died at Buffalo Creek January 20, 1839 aged 78 years. 'When I am gone and my warnings are no longer heeded. The graft and avarice of the white man will prevail. My heart fails me when I think of my people, so soon to be scattered and forgotten.' Erected by the Buffalo Historical Society in 1890."

 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
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Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Forest Lawn Cemetery near Delaware Ave. and W. Delevan Ave. entrance Display December 2003 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
N/A
 
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By

Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning Save Outdoor Sculpture Inventory and Condition Survey July
1992
Fair Good N/A