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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
[email protected]

Josh Gerzetich
Historical Researcher
[email protected]

Eliza Skenandore – Yutyátashnolats
Historical Multimedia Specialist
[email protected]

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.


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

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