Category Archives: Oneida

Honyere and Honyost Doxtator

In the book, Forgotten Patriots, in the New York section, we find something rather unique and interesting.   An Oneida Indian is given by his Native names, which are spelled variously, probably phoenetically as best they could be, but then he is also … Continue reading

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Eleazor Wheelock and the Dartmouth Indians

Eleazar Wheelock (April 22, 1711 – April 24, 1779) was an American Congregational minister, orator, educator, and founder of Dartmouth College. He was born in Windham, Connecticut to Ralph Wheelock and Ruth Huntington. He is the great-grandson of the first … Continue reading

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Oneida Interviews by Lyman Draper

The Oneida removed to a reservation in Wisconsin beginning about 1820, a migration process that lasted until about 1880.  This move was influenced by a white man named Eleazor Williams who was a missionary among the tribe beginning about 1817.  … Continue reading

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Oneida Chief Skenandoah

Oskanondonha, known as Skenandoah, the Oneida War Chief also known as “the Deer” was born, according to tradition, to the Susquehannock and was adopted into the Wolf Clan of the Oneida.  He eventually became the War Chief, a position chosen on the … Continue reading

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Polly Cooper, Oneida Heroine

Polly Cooper was an Oneida woman who repeatedly helped the soldiers serving in the US military, beginning with the Revolutionary War.  US records neither confirm or deny this oral history – but the Oneida people treasure the shawl given Polly … Continue reading

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The Oneida Honyoust Family

As I transcribe these early records, and especially when I find non-European last names, I often wonder if I’m wasting my time, meaning whether the name stayed intact so that descendants can find it in future generations – that would … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Indians in the Revolutionary War

Each state in the DAR Forgotten Patriot’s book is arranged separately.  Quite a bit of history of both African and Native Americans relative to the war is given.  About 1700 total people of color were found to have served out … Continue reading

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New York Indian Reservations

How things change in a little under 100 years.  In the WWI draft, literally hundreds of men were registered on New York’s Indian reservations, with more registered off of the reservation, but within the county.  Likely a result of a … Continue reading

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