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Native American history explores the origins of the first people to settle the North American continent. In this section, you can learn about people who played a crucial role in the development of Native American culture.
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Red Jacket, or Sa-go-ye-wat-ha (1756-1830), a Seneca Indian orator and chief. He was called Red Jacket because of his fondness for the uniform coats given him by British officers.

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