By Laurence M. Hauptman
Chief Chapman Scanandoah (1870–1953) was once a adorned military veteran who served within the Spanish-American battle, a talented mechanic, and a prize-winning agronomist who helped strengthen the Iroquois Village on the long island 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 repute one of the Oneida humans and between lots of his Hodinöhsö:ni’ contemporaries this day rests along with his occupation as an inventor.
In the period of Thomas Edison, Scanandoah challenged the stereotypes of the day that too usually 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 documents; and 40 years of fieldwork event to chronicle his notable existence and comprehend the important impression 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 last Oneida lands in long island country. with out Scanandoah and his prolonged Hanyoust relatives, Oneida lifestyles in manhattan 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 identification within the face of an more and more reduced 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