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By Laurence M. Hauptman
Chief Chapman Scanandoah (1870–1953) used to be a embellished army veteran who served within the Spanish-American warfare, a talented mechanic, and a prize-winning agronomist who helped improve the Iroquois Village on the ny nation reasonable. He was once additionally a historian, linguist, thinker, and early chief of the Oneida land claims move. even if, his status one of the Oneida humans and between a lot of his Hodinöhsö:ni’ contemporaries this present day rests along with his profession as an inventor.
In the period of Thomas Edison, Scanandoah challenged the stereotypes of the day that too frequently portrayed local american citizens as primitive, pre-technological, and faraway from modernity. In An Oneida Indian in international Waters, Hauptman attracts from Scanandoah’s personal letters; his court docket, legislative, and congressional testimony; army files; and 40 years of fieldwork adventure to chronicle his impressive lifestyles and comprehend the important impression Scanandoah had at the destiny of his humans. regardless of being clear of his fatherland for a lot of his lifestyles, Scanandoah fought tirelessly in federal courts to avoid the lack of the final final Oneida lands in ny nation. with no Scanandoah and his prolonged Hanyoust relatives, Oneida life in long island could have been completely extinguished. Hauptman’s biography not just illuminates the extreme lifetime of Scanandoah but in addition sheds new mild at the fight to keep up tribal identification within the face of an more and more decreased 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