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Oneida lives : long-lost voices of the Wisconsin Oneidas / edited by Herbert S. Lewis with the assistance of L. Gordon McLester III ; with a foreword by Gerald L. Hill.

Contributor(s): Lewis, Herbert S | McLester, L. GordonMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Iroquoians and their worldPublisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2005Description: xli, 425 p. : ill. ; 23 cmISBN: 0803280432 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0803229437 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Oneida Indians -- History -- Sources | Oneida Indians -- Interviews | Oneida Indians -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 977.5004/975543 LOC classification: E99 .O45 | O53 2005Online resources: Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: In this intimate volume the long-lost voices of Wisconsin Oneida men and women speak of all aspects of life: growing up, work and economic struggles, family relations, belief and religious practice, boarding-school life, love, sex, sports, and politics. These voices are drawn from a collection of handwritten accounts recently rediscovered after more than fifty years, the result of a WPA Federal Writers’ Project undertaking called the Oneida Ethnological Study (1940–42) in which a dozen Oneida men and women were hired to interview their families and friends and record their own experiences and observations. Selected from more than five hundred biographical narratives, these sixty-five chronicles, told by fifty-eight women and men, present a picture of Oneida Indian life from the 1880s, before the Dawes Allotment Act, through World War I and the Great Depression, to the beginning of World War II. Despite the narrators' struggles against harsh economic conditions, the theft of their land, and neglect, their firsthand histories are rendered with frankness and wit and present a remarkable picture of an era and a people.--Publisher's website
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-418) and index.

In this intimate volume the long-lost voices of Wisconsin Oneida men and women speak of all aspects of life: growing up, work and economic struggles, family relations, belief and religious practice, boarding-school life, love, sex, sports, and politics. These voices are drawn from a collection of handwritten accounts recently rediscovered after more than fifty years, the result of a WPA Federal Writers’ Project undertaking called the Oneida Ethnological Study (1940–42) in which a dozen Oneida men and women were hired to interview their families and friends and record their own experiences and observations. Selected from more than five hundred biographical narratives, these sixty-five chronicles, told by fifty-eight women and men, present a picture of Oneida Indian life from the 1880s, before the Dawes Allotment Act, through World War I and the Great Depression, to the beginning of World War II. Despite the narrators' struggles against harsh economic conditions, the theft of their land, and neglect, their firsthand histories are rendered with frankness and wit and present a remarkable picture of an era and a people.--Publisher's website

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