By Laurence M. Hauptman
Chief Chapman Scanandoah (1870–1953) was once a adorned army veteran who served within the Spanish-American struggle, a talented mechanic, and a prize-winning agronomist who helped improve the Iroquois Village on the manhattan nation reasonable. He used to be additionally a historian, linguist, thinker, and early chief of the Oneida land claims circulate. even if, his status one of the Oneida humans and between a lot of his Hodinöhsö:ni’ contemporaries this day rests together with his profession 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 international Waters, Hauptman attracts from Scanandoah’s personal letters; his court docket, legislative, and congressional testimony; army documents; and 40 years of fieldwork event to chronicle his awesome existence and comprehend the very important impact 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 last Oneida lands in long island nation. with no Scanandoah and his prolonged Hanyoust kin, Oneida lifestyles in ny could have been completely extinguished. Hauptman’s biography not just illuminates the extreme 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