Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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Illustrations

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pp. vii-viii

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Foreword

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pp. ix-xii

In the fall of 1998 the Oneida Tribe was contacted by the provost at the University of Wisconsin–Madison asking the protocol for the university to return . . .

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xiii-xv

This book contains the work of the writers on the Oneida Ethnological Study, a project sponsored by the Works Progress Administration . . .

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Introduction

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pp. xvii-xli

During these lean years of the Great Depression, the whole nation was hard pressed to furnish employment to its millions of unemployed inhabitants. The result . . .

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1. A Brief Economic and Social History

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pp. 1-19

This chapter consists of just one account: a detailed memoir in which Ida Blackhawk describes the changes in economic and social life that she experienced . . .

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2. Recollections and Opinions of Elders

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pp. 21-75

Almost all of the men and women who related the accounts in this section were at least seventy years old at the time. Some could not speak . . .

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3. Working, Earning a Living, and Struggling Through

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pp. 77-137

The following accounts give a more detailed picture of the working and economic lives of men and women. Quite a few Oneidas continued . . .

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4. The Lives They Led

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pp. 139-237

As with the recollections of the elders, these autobiographical accounts cover a wide range of experiences. There is a woman who served as a . . .

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5. Marriages and Families

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pp. 239-269

Many people speak of their marriages and families, and quite a few are very frank indeed. They speak of good, warm, and loving relations among husbands , , ,

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6. Religious Life and Beliefs

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pp. 271-301

The Oneidas were mostly Episcopalians and Methodists when they came to Wisconsin in the 1820s, and these two churches have had the greatest and . . .

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7. Boarding Schools and “Outing”

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pp. 303-344

The first selection in this chapter presents a succinct picture of the worst life at a government boarding school, this one at Oneida. (This is the same . . .

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8. Sports and Recreation

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pp. 345-370

For many Oneida men, especially those who had gone to the major boarding schools, sports were of considerable importance. Carlisle and Haskell, . . .

9. Four Memorable Days

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pp. 371-383

Appendix

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pp. 385-394

Notes

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pp. 395-412

Works Cited

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pp. 413-418

Index

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pp. 419-425

In the Iroquoians and their World

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pp. 426-426