Oneida Indian Journey: From New York to Wisconsin, 1784-1860 / Edition 1

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For the first time, the traumatic removal of the Oneida Indians from New York to Wisconsin is examined in a groundbreaking collection of essays, The Oneida Indian Journey  from New York to Wisconsin, 1784-1860. To shed light on this vital period of Oneida history, editors Laurence Hauptman and L. Gordon McLester, III,  present a unique collaboration between an American Indian nation and the academic community. Two professional historians, a geographer, anthropologist, archivist and attorney join in with eighteen voices from the Oneida community—local historians, folklorists, genealogists, linguists, and tribal elders—discuss tribal dispossession and community; Oneida community perspectives of Oneida history; and the means of studying Oneida history.

Contributors include:  Debra Anderson, Eileen Antone, Jim Antone, Abrahms Archiquette, Oscar Archiquette, Jack Campisi, Richard Chrisjohn, Amelia Cornelius, Judy Cornelius, Katie Cornelius, Melissa Cornelius, Jonas Elm, James Folts, Reginald Horsman, Elizabeth Huff, Francis Jennings, Arlinda Locklear, Jo Margaret Mano, Loretta Metoxen, Liz Obomsawin, Jessie Peters, Sarah Summers, and Rachel Swamp

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“Provides important insights by a number of  well-respected scholars and members of the Oneida community on a critical and much-neglected period of Oneida history.  This book is highly recommended.”—Ronald N. Satz, author of Chippewa Treaty Rights and American Indian Policy in the Jacksonian Era
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299161446
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,572,679
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurence M. Hauptman, author of ten books on Native Americans, is professor of history at the State University of New York at New Paltz and has served as a historical consultant to the Oneida, Seneca, and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.  L. Gordon McLester, III, an Oneida, is the coordinator of the Oneida History Conferences and founder of the Oneida Historical Society.

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Table of Contents

Maps and Table
Introduction 3
Pt. I The Way West: Tribal Dispossession and Community Rebuilding, 1784-1860 9
1 The Oneida Nation: A Composite Portrait, 1784-1816 19
2 Command Performance: Philip Schuyler and the New York State-Oneida "Treaty" of 1795 38
3 The Origins of Oneida Removal to Wisconsin, 1815-1822 53
4 The Wisconsin Oneidas between Disasters 70
5 The Buffalo Creek Treaty of 1838 and Its Legal Implications for Oneida Indian Land Claims 85
Pt. II Oneida Community Perspectives of Oneida Indian History 105
6 Stories of the Oneida Language and Folklore Project, 1938-1941 110
7 Contemporary Oneida Perspectives of Oneida History 126
Pt. III Doing Oneida Indian History: Needs, Approaches, and Resources 145
8 Doing Oneida Indian History 147
9 Before the Dispersal: Records of New York's Official Relations with the Oneidas and Other Indian Nations 151
10 Unmapping the Iroquois: New York State Cartography, 1792-1845 171
Afterword 197
App. Oneida Indian Records Prior to 1887 Owned by, or Deposited at, the State Historical Society of Wisconsin or at Its Area Research Centers 201
Select Bibliography The Oneidas in Wisconsin, the First 50 Years 211
Index 213
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