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By Laurence M. Hauptman

ISBN-10: 0815610793

ISBN-13: 9780815610793

ISBN-10: 0815634897

ISBN-13: 9780815634898

Chief Chapman Scanandoah (1870–1953) used to be a embellished military veteran who served within the Spanish-American warfare, a talented mechanic, and a prize-winning agronomist who helped strengthen the Iroquois Village on the big apple kingdom reasonable. He was once additionally a historian, linguist, thinker, and early chief of the Oneida land claims stream. even though, his repute one of the Oneida humans and between lots of his Hodinöhsö:ni’ contemporaries this present day rests together with his occupation as an inventor.

In the period of Thomas Edison, Scanandoah challenged the stereotypes of the day that too usually portrayed local american citizens as primitive, pre-technological, and faraway from modernity. In An Oneida Indian in overseas Waters, Hauptman attracts from Scanandoah’s personal letters; his court docket, legislative, and congressional testimony; army files; and 40 years of fieldwork event to chronicle his impressive lifestyles and comprehend the very important impact Scanandoah had at the destiny of his humans. regardless of being clear of his native land for a lot of his existence, Scanandoah fought tirelessly in federal courts to avoid the lack of the final closing Oneida lands in long island country. with no Scanandoah and his prolonged Hanyoust family members, Oneida life in big apple could have been completely extinguished. Hauptman’s biography not just illuminates the intense lifetime of Scanandoah but additionally sheds new mild at the fight to keep up tribal id within the face of an more and more lowered homeland.

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