A New Nation’s Forgotten Indian Allies

When the Oneida Nation cast its lot with the edgling Amer- ican republic, it helped change the course of history

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Don Troiani/Courtesy Oneida Indian Nation

The Oneidas at the Battle of Oriskany by Don Troiani.

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By all accounts, the Battle of Oriskany was a bloodbath. On August 6, 1777, Gen. Nicholas Herkimer of the Continental Army unwittingly led an untrained mi- litia of 800 patriots, mainly farmers, into an ambush. They were headed to Fort Stanwix in what is now Rome, New York to relieve forces pinned down by Joseph…
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  • Raymond T.

    I read this feature nwith great interested since I am from Utica New York.
    However I had a hard time with some of the reading. I felt like this article was not proofed before it was sent to print. Below are some examples (not all).
    with the edgling Amer- ican
    it will a ect the seventh generation
    Then, as Glatthaar and Martin describe
it,

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