By Laurence M. Hauptman
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 nation reasonable. He used to be additionally a historian, linguist, thinker, and early chief of the Oneida land claims circulation. besides the fact that, his repute one of the Oneida humans and between lots of his Hodinöhsö:ni’ contemporaries this present day rests along with his occupation as an inventor.
In the period of Thomas Edison, Scanandoah challenged the stereotypes of the day that too frequently portrayed local americans 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 documents; and 40 years of fieldwork adventure to chronicle his awesome existence and comprehend the very important impression Scanandoah had at the destiny of his humans. regardless of being clear of his place of origin for far of his existence, Scanandoah fought tirelessly in federal courts to avoid the lack of the final last Oneida lands in ny kingdom. with out 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 in addition sheds new mild at the fight to keep up tribal id within the face of an more and more reduced homeland.
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An Oneida Indian in Foreign Waters: The Life of Chief Chapman Scanandoah, 1870-1953 (The Iroquois and Their Neighbors) by Laurence M. Hauptman