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Author Hauptman, Laurence M., author.

Title An Oneida Indian in foreign waters : the life of Chief Chapman Scanandoah, 1870-1953 / Laurence M. Hauptman.

Published Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Edition First edition.
Physical description 1 online resource (xxiv, 207 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series The Iroquois and their neighbors
Iroquois and their neighbors.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Oneida world in New York in the century after the American Revolution -- Growing up Oneida : Windfall in the 1870s and 1880s -- An Oneida in an African American world: Hampton Institute -- A global education: naval service in war and peace -- Saving the thirty-two acres in the white man's courts -- A Native American inventor in the age of Edison -- An outsider at Onondaga -- The wise tribal elder tends his garden -- Conclusion.
Summary "Chief Chapman Scanandoah (1870-1953) was a decorated Navy veteran who served in the Spanish-American War, a skilled mechanic, and a prizewinning agronomist who helped develop the Iroquois Village at the New York State Fair. He was also a historian, linguist, philosopher, and early leader of the Oneida land claims movement. However, his fame among the Oneida people and among many of his Hodinöhsö:ni' contemporaries today rests with his career as an inventor. In the era of Thomas Edison, Scanandoah challenged the stereotypes of the day that too often portrayed Native Americans as primitive, pre-technological, and removed from modernity. In An Oneida Indian in Foreign Waters, Hauptman draws from Scanandoah's own letters; his court, legislative, and congressional testimony; military records; and forty years of fieldwork experience to chronicle his remarkable life and understand the vital influence Scanandoah had on the fate of his people. Despite being away from his homeland for much of his life, Scanandoah fought tirelessly in federal courts to prevent the loss of the last remaining Oneida lands in New York State. Without Scanandoah and his extended Hanyoust family, Oneida existence in New York might have been permanently extinguished. Hauptman's biography not only illuminates the extraordinary life of Scanandoah but also sheds new light on the struggle to maintain tribal identity in the face of an increasingly diminished homeland."--Publisher's website.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Scanandoah, Chapman, 1870-1953.
United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates -- Biography.
Oneida Indians -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Oneida Indians -- History.
Oneida Indians -- Land tenure.
Inventors -- New York (State) -- Biography.
Mechanics -- New York (State) -- Biography.
Indians, Treatment of -- New York (State)
Onondaga Indian Reservation (N.Y.) -- Biography.
Lenox (N.Y.) -- History, Local.
Hanyoust family
Electronic books.
Local history.
Variant Title Life of Chief Chapman Scanandoah, 1870-1953
ISBN 9780815653875 (electronic bk.)
0815653875 (electronic bk.)
9780815634898 (hardcover alkaline paper)