Oneida History Department
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.
DUCK CREEK A WAY OF LIFE
FORCES THAT IMPACTED ONEIDAS MOVE TO WISCONSIN
LAW OF THE LAND
ONEIDA LAND CLAIMS TIME LINE OF NEW YORK STATE
SUBDIVIDE AND CONQUER THE DAWES ALLOTMENT ACT
THE SALT PORK AVENUE PROJECT
EDGE OF THE WOODS
IROQUOIS CLAN SYSTEM CLANS OF THE ONEIDA PEOPLE
IROQUOIS TRADITIONAL CEREMONIES
ONEIDA CULTURAL HERITAGE DEPARTMENT
ONEIDA NATION CULTURAL SYMBOLS IN AND AROUND ONEIDA RESERVATION
ONEIDA TRIBAL LOGO
SAVING OUR ONEIDA LANGUAGE
WAMPUM OUR HISTORICAL RECORD
Staff Contact Information
Eliza Skenandore – Yutyátashnolats
Historical Multimedia Specialist
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:
Weekly Historical Note Archives
The Weekly Historical Note (WHN) was released every Monday on the Oneida Nation’s Website. Past issues of the WHN can be viewed here by opening an Adobe file. Simply look for the issue that you would like to download and then click on the link to begin. The WHN is created for educational purposes and researchers and students are encouraged to give proper citation to source documents. For help with citation techniques, visit the UW Madison’s Writing Center.
Issue 18, Kaliwiyo and Handsome Lake
Issue 19, Mission Schools, 1784
Issue 22, The Erie Canal
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.
The Leaders, The Chiefs
Memories of the old days
Witches Stories WPA Writers’ Project
Water: Gives us Strength
From Creation to Present visit our timeline page.