"The central group depicts a scene which took place in an oak grove on Scajaquada Creek, now within Forest Lawn Cemetery, when representatives of the Iroquois people met in council. The Seneca orator, Red Jacket, is presenting a ceremonial tomahawk to NativeAmerican Agent Erastus Granger. The actual tomahawk presented in 1810 is in the collection of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. The scene represents the peaceful relationship betweenBuffalo and the Senecas."

- Buffalo City Hall: American Masterpiece," by John H. Conlin. Pub. by the Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier, 1993.