By Laurence M. Hauptman
Chief Chapman Scanandoah (1870–1953) used to be a embellished military veteran who served within the Spanish-American conflict, a talented mechanic, and a prize-winning agronomist who helped increase the Iroquois Village on the manhattan kingdom reasonable. He was once additionally a historian, linguist, thinker, and early chief of the Oneida land claims flow. despite the fact that, his reputation one of the Oneida humans and between lots of his Hodinöhsö:ni’ contemporaries at the present time 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 courtroom, legislative, and congressional testimony; army files; and 40 years of fieldwork adventure to chronicle his extraordinary existence and comprehend the important effect Scanandoah had at the destiny of his humans. regardless of being clear of his fatherland for far of his lifestyles, Scanandoah fought tirelessly in federal courts to avoid the lack of the final final Oneida lands in ny country. with out 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 additionally sheds new mild at the fight to take care of 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