Talk:Blue Jacket

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Proposed move[edit]

Following the naming conventions, the title of this page should be "Blue Jacket" (the commonly used name in English), not Weyapeirsenwah. --Kevin Myers 04:56, 16 Sep 2004 (UTC) P.S. I hope someone who knows how to use these new-fangled computer thingys will move this page to the correct title.

I agree, and I'll see what I can do. ô¿ô Mar. 09, 20:21:18 UTC
I requested the move. See Wikipedia:Requested moves under March 9, 2005 for more discussion. ô¿ô 20:50, Mar 9, 2005 (UTC)
Thanks! I see now the procedure is to discuss the move here. Though the move is likely to be uncontroversial, I should note two other points in favor of it: 1) There is no standard spelling of "Weyapiersenwah" (there are other variants), and 2) direct descendants of Blue Jacket use the surname "Bluejacket". --Kevin Myers 22:04, Mar 9, 2005 (UTC)
You can also try the "Move this Page" link under "Edit" in the list of links on the lefthand side of every article. Then again, you may have already tried moving it that way. I tried to move this article that way too, but it didn't work, so I put in the request. BTW re: "...the move is likely to be uncontroversial..." That'd be nice, but I wouldn't bet any money on it. We'll see, I guess. - ô¿ô 22:11, Mar 9, 2005 (UTC)

This article has been renamed as the result of a move request. violet/riga (t) 17:25, 14 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Bluejacket's wives?[edit]

An edit was just made which referred to the race of most of Bluejacket's descendants, stating that both of Bluejacket's wives were white. While I don't dispute this (as yet), I would like a source so that I can research this further. Can anyone help? -- SwissCelt 18:05, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

The edit was close, but not quite right. According to Sugden's book, Blue Jacket's two wives were Margaret Moore (a white captive from Virginia), and a woman (name unknown) who was a métis (Shawnee and French parentage), daughter of Jacques Duperont Baby, a French-Canadian trader. All of Blue Jacket's children were mixed-race; all of his daughters married whites, and so many of his descendants could pass as white or Indian. According to Sugden, this is one of the reasons why the myth of Blue Jacket as a white man was believed, since so many of his descendants looked white, but those European features came from his wives. --Kevin Myers | (complaint dept.) 18:41, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

You may delete this if you so choose, but I am a Swearingen, and also, bluejacket is my ancestor. And you guys have your information totally wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:43, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Charles BlueJacket[edit]

Is this the guy related to Charles BlueJacket that went to White Feather Spring? J. D. Redding

It seems Charles Bluejacket was the grandson of Weyapiersenwah[1](?) -Haikon 03:29, 31 May 2007 (UTC)