By Laurence M. Hauptman
Chief Chapman Scanandoah (1870–1953) used to be a embellished military veteran who served within the Spanish-American struggle, a talented mechanic, and a prize-winning agronomist who helped advance the Iroquois Village on the long island kingdom reasonable. He was once additionally a historian, linguist, thinker, and early chief of the Oneida land claims circulation. in spite of the fact that, his status one of the Oneida humans and between a lot 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 american citizens 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 documents; and 40 years of fieldwork adventure to chronicle his awesome lifestyles and comprehend the very important impact Scanandoah had at the destiny of his humans. regardless of being clear of his native land for a lot of his lifestyles, Scanandoah fought tirelessly in federal courts to avoid the lack of the final ultimate Oneida lands in long island nation. with no Scanandoah and his prolonged Hanyoust kin, Oneida life in manhattan 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 id 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