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Oneida History Department

About Us

The Oneida History Department of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin promotes the culture, language, history, traditions, and genealogy to all enrolled Tribal members.

History Department Mission Statement

The Oneida History Department collects, organizes, preserves, and makes available materials that pertain to the history and development of the Oneida Nation and its people.

Staff Contact Information

Reggie Doxtater
Historical Archivist
920-490-3955
[email protected]

Josh Gerzetich
Historical Researcher
920-490-3915
[email protected]

Eliza Skenandore – Yutyátashnolats
Historical Multimedia Specialist
920-490-3914
[email protected]

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Oneida History Bins

The Hands-On History Bins project evolved out of several request. Local schools and school districts have frequently contacted the Oneida Tribe to request curriculum and materials. In response to request from schools, the Seymour Community Historical Society, and other areas, a special committee was formed under the direction of Chairman Rick Hill, led by former Chief of Staff Bill Gollnick and attended by representatives from several Oneida programs (Y.E.S, Cultural Heritage, Turtle School, etc.) and representatives from Green Bay, De Pere, Seymour and other area schools.

As a result of the special committee, Cultural Heritage and the Oneida Museum were asked to work on curriculum resources for these schools. The idea of a Hands-on bin was first thought of by Michelle Danforth in 2010 and finished by Nicolas Reynolds in 2012.

Download  a copy of the Teacher’s Guide here:

Teachers Guide_Final

Additional Resources:
• A General History of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
• Sagole: A Greeting from the Oneida

WPA Writers' Project

All of these works have been made possible by the Oneida Bilingual Program that was directed by Amelia Cornelius and Funded through a Bilingual/Bicultural Education Act: Title VII grant.

The authors originally told the stories in the late 1930’s to the Oneida writers of the WPA sponsored Writers’ Project.

Bear Stories

Bear Stories

The Leaders, The Chiefs

The Leaders, The Chiefs

Memories of the old days

Memories Of The Old Days

Witches Stories WPA Writers’ Project

Witches Part 1
Witches Part 2
Witches Part 3

Historical Timeline

From Creation to Present visit our timeline page.

Canandaigua Treaty 2011 Videos

This YouTube playlist contains the following videos:

11/11/11 Social Dance

11/11/11 Social Dance 2

11/11/11 Keynote Speaker Part 1 of 5

11/11/11 Keynote Speaker Part 2 of 5

11/11/11 Keynote Speaker Part 3 of 5

11/11/11 Keynote Speaker Part 4 of 5

11/11/11 Keynote Speaker Part 5 of 5

11/11/11 Ceremony Part 1 of 5

11/11/11 Ceremony Part 2 of 5

11/11/11 Ceremony Part 3 of 5

11/11/11 Ceremony Part 4 of 5

11/11/11 Ceremony Part 5 of 5

Creation Story Videos

This YouTube playlist contains the following videos:

Creation Story – Lahʌte (Lou Williams Jr.) – Part 1

Creation Story – Lou Jr. – Part 2

Creation Story

Oneida Clan System

The Creation Story – Twins

Oneida Creation Story by Stephanie Stevens

Oneida Creation Story Oneida Sign Language 2017 by TheOLCC

 

Decolonization 2018 Videos

This YouTube playlist contains the following videos:

Day 1 Kanehelatúkslaˀ

Day 1 Part 1 Oneida Philosophy

Day 1 Part 2 Oneida Philosophy – Doctrine of Discovery

Day 1 Part 3 Oneida Philosophy

 

Elder Interviews 2017

This YouTube playlist contains the following videos:

JerryHill1

Doris Lucy Weigert Elder Interview 1

Noelle (Summers) Cleven Interview 1

Vernon Ninham Elder Interview (Original)

Stanley Webster Interview 1

Stanley Webster Interview #2

Loretta Interview 1

Loretta Webster Interview 2

 

Language Videos

This YouTube playlist contains the following videos:

Bird Song.m4v by swephenie1977

The Thanksgiving Address by butterflystevens

Kana’tarokhónwe.m4v by khccommunityinfo

Exposed Season 2, Episode 2, P2 by First Nations TV

Oneida Language – Emotions (Happy) by Ana Grant

Oneida Language Project by University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Oneida History & Federal Polices Videos

This YouTube playlist contains the following videos:

PL280 By Becky Webster

Oneida 102 – Assimilation Acculturation Colonization

Indian Education

War of 1812 – Oneida’s Part

Kansas Land Claims

Loretta Talking about Past and Present History of the BC.

Duck Creek with Loretta Metoxen

Programs and Grants 1960s

Oneida Railroad

Loretta Talking about Past and Present History of the BC.

Duck Creek with Loretta Metoxen

Programs and Grants 1960s

Oneida Railroad

Oneida Boarding School

Oneida Boarding School Bonus Footage

Traditional Clothing of Oneida

Iroquois and the Revolution by Josh Gerzetich

Rites of Passage with Latsi

Videos With Loretta Metoxen

This YouTube playlist contains the following videos:

Loretta Talking about Past and Present History of the BC.

Duck Creek with Loretta Metoxen

Anna John Nursing Home Interview with Loretta

NATIONAL REGISTER EVALUATION OF CCC BUILDINGS

Loretta Talking about Past and Present History of the BC.

Puffball found in Wisconsin

The General History Book

Sagole Book

Programs and Grants 1960s

Life Before Gaming – On the Farm

Oneida Railroad

Oneida Boarding School

Oneida Boarding School Bonus Footage

Witches By Loretta Metoxen

Kansas Land Claims

Wisconsin Public Television Premier

Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) will be premiering three additional programs as part of the Tribal Histories project [https://wpt4.org/wpt-video/tribal…/wpt-documentaries-oneida-history/]. These programs will include tribal members sharing their nation’s oral traditions from following three tribal communities:

Air Times: Thursday, December 15 (7:30 pm on WPT) and Friday, December 16 (1:30 am on WPT)

Air Times: Thursday, December 22 (7:30 pm on WPT) and Friday, December 23 (1:30 am on WPT)

Air Times: Thursday, December 29 (7:30 pm on WPT) and Friday, December 30 (1:30 am on WPT)

In August 2015, WPT premiered the next series of programming as part of the Tribal Histories project, which included the following three programs:

In August 2014, WPT premiered the first three programs as part of the Tribal Histories project, which included the following three programs:

[https://wpt4.org/wpt-video/tribal…/wpt-documentaries-oneida-history/]

Programs featuring the other sovereign American Indian nations and tribal communities located within state of Wisconsin will air on WPT in the next couple years.

WPT’s Tribal Histories project is part of American Indian Studies and Wisconsin Act 31 Initiative to provide educational resources for teaching and learning of Wisconsin’s American Indian nations and tribal communities.

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