Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution

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Macmillan, Oct 2, 2007 - History - 448 pages
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Combining compelling narrative and grand historical sweep, Forgotten Allies offers a vivid account of the Oneida Indians, forgotten heroes of the American Revolution who risked their homeland, their culture, and their lives to join in a war that gave birth to a new nation at the expense of their own. Revealing for the first time the full sacrifice of the Oneidas in securing independence, Forgotten Allies offers poignant insights about Oneida culture and how it changed and adjusted in the wake of nearly two centuries of contact with European-American colonists. It depicts the resolve of an Indian nation that fought alongside the revolutionaries as their valuable allies, only to be erased from America's collective historical memory. Beautifully written, Forgotten Allies recaptures these lost memories and makes certain that the Oneidas' incredible story is finally told in its entirety, thereby deepening and enriching our understanding of the American experience.
  

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Contents

THE REVOLUTIONS JUBILEE THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE AND SELECTIVE HISTORICAL MEMORY
3
THE PEOPLE OF THE STANDING STONE
7
EUROPEAN INTRUDERS AND CONSEQUENCES
26
CHANGES IN THE ONEIDA LANDSCAPE
47
INTO THE VORTEX OF REBELLION
76
STRUGGLING TO PRESERVE NEUTRALITY
100
TIGHTENING BONDS WITH THE REBELS
124
DEFENDING THE ONEIDA HOMELAND
149
WARFARE BY DEVASTATION
239
VENGEANCE AND VICTORY
263
FORGOTTEN ALLIES
289
FROM JUBILEE TO CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS AND BEYOND TOWARD THE RESTORATION OF HISTORICAL MEMORY
315
NEW BEGINNINGS AMID REVIVED MEMORIES
320
ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE NOTES
325
NOTES
329
BIBLIOGRAPHY
393

ALLIED WITH THE REBELS
170
9 ASSISTING CONTINENTAL FORCES AT VALLEY FORGE
194
THE ENEMY OF OLD FRIENDS
217
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
405
INDEX
411
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About the author (2007)

Joseph T. Glatthaar is the author of six books and teaches history at the
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

James Kirby Martin is the author of eleven books and teaches history at the University of Houston.

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