By Laurence M. Hauptman
Chief Chapman Scanandoah (1870–1953) used to be a embellished army veteran who served within the Spanish-American battle, a talented mechanic, and a prize-winning agronomist who helped strengthen the Iroquois Village on the ny nation reasonable. He was once additionally a historian, linguist, thinker, and early chief of the Oneida land claims circulate. in spite of the fact that, his reputation one of the Oneida humans and between lots of his Hodinöhsö:ni’ contemporaries this present day rests together with his profession as an inventor.
In the period of Thomas Edison, Scanandoah challenged the stereotypes of the day that too usually 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 courtroom, legislative, and congressional testimony; army files; and 40 years of fieldwork adventure to chronicle his notable existence and comprehend the important impact Scanandoah had at the destiny of his humans. regardless of being clear of his place of birth for a lot of his existence, Scanandoah fought tirelessly in federal courts to avoid the lack of the final closing Oneida lands in big apple country. with out Scanandoah and his prolonged Hanyoust kin, Oneida lifestyles in long island could have been completely extinguished. Hauptman’s biography not just illuminates the intense lifetime of Scanandoah but in addition sheds new gentle at the fight to keep up tribal id within the face of an more and more lowered 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