As we are going to part, we will come and take you by the hand, and hope the Great Spirit will protect you on your journey and return you safe to your friends. Brother, listen to what we say. He had caused the earth to produce corn for bread. They wanted more land; they wanted our country.
By maintaining his respectful tone, his words do not seem as though they could be perceived as offensive towards the settlers. One can imagine him uttering this line in what I would fathom as a powerful, yet elegant manner. Their skins served us for clothing. They also brought strong liquor among us.
Here, Red Jacket points to the many different branches of Christianity as another reason for his unwillingness to allow proselytization. It concentrated the religious structure into one massive movement per religion instead of a series of smaller branch religions.
In the eyes of the Europeans, if you do not embrace Christianity, you will not be happy. This is an argument that monotheistic Gods are similar enough to consider them the same being.
We worship that way. Tidings were carried back and more came among us. The fact that monotheistic gods possess the same powers make them all similar, but this is in conflict with the differences due to religious interpretation.
This mirrors the familial terms used in Christianity, in that everyone in a congregation is a sibling and a reverend is a father. Brother, you say there is but one way to worship and serve the Great Spirit; if there is but one religion, why do you white people differ so much about it?
He had scattered them over the country, and taught us how to take them. This is a further demonstration of the philosophical perspective that can be gained from Red Jacket.
They also brought strong liquors among us. He had created the buffalo, the deer, and other animals for food. We do not wish to destroy your religion, or to take it from you.
Red Jacket talks about how the Native Americans cared for the white people when they first came to America. Overall, Red Jacket presents an extremely modern argument for an ages old problem about monotheistic religions.
Red Jacket was a Pine Tree chief who outshone the hereditary chiefs and he dominated tribal and village society. It was strong and powerful, and has slain thousands.
Text version below transcribed directly from audio. But we will first look back a little, and tell you what our fathers have told us, and what we have heard from the white people.
As we are going to part, we will come and take you by the hand, and hope the Great Spirit will protect you on your journey, and return you safe to your friends. How shall we know when to believe, being so often deceived by the white people?
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Red Jacket's speech on "Religion for the White Man and the Red" () has been preserved as an example of his great oratorical style. Life. Red Jacket's birthplace has long been a matter of debate. In he led a delegation of 50 Native American leaders to Philadelphia. Red Jacket Defends Native American Religion, Sagoyewatha Member of British allied tribe, the Senecas, members of the Iroquois Confederacy More known by his derived English name of "Red Jacket" due to his habit of wearing the red coats that were provided to him by British allies.
Seneca Chief, Iroquois Photo: Courtesy of the Smithsonian, National Museum of the American Indian Red Jacket was born in in upper New York State near Conaga, Seneca County, New York.
Sep 18, · An Analysis of Red Jacket's Speech to the Senate but Red Jacket probably meant it to mean that North America was the Native American’s homeland, and the white people’s homeland is over the sea, and that they should go back.
Red Jacket talks about how the Native Americans cared for the white people when they first came to. Red Jacket's speech on "Religion for the White Man and the Red" () has been preserved as an example of his great oratorical style.
Life. Red Jacket's birthplace has long been a matter of debate. In he led a delegation of 50 Native American leaders to Philadelphia.Download