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A Nation within a Nation: Voices of the Oneidas In Wisconsin, is a story of survival and of the Native American quest for recognition of sovereignty. With first-person accounts, biographical essays, and scholars' investigations focusing on the Oneidas in Wisconsin from 1900-1969, this book reveals community history at its best.
"Laurence Hauptman and Gordon McLester have taken an inner-perspective approach to the modern history of the Oneidas in Wisconsin - a New Indian History. Using voices of the people, this insightful history portrays the ongoing struggle to maintain One
L. Gordon McLester III is an Oneida tribal historian. He is coeditor of "The Oneida Indian Journey" and "The Oneida Indians in the Age of Allotment"and coauthor of "Chief Daniel Bread and the Oneida Nation of Indians," all with Laurence M. Hauptman. McLester lives in Oneida, Wisconsin.
Laurence M. Hauptman is SUNY Distinguished Professor of History at SUNY New Paltz, where he has taught Native American history since 1971. The author, coauthor, or coeditor of fifteen books on the Iroquois and other Native Americans, Hauptman has testified as an expert witness before Congress, federal courts, and has served as a historical consultant for the Wisconsin Oneidas, the Cayugas, the Mashantucket Pequots, and the Senecas. "The Oneida Indian Journey," which Professor Hauptman coedited with L. Gordon McLester III, won the Wisconsin Historical Society prize for best community history in the year 2000.