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Various names: Oneida Nation of New York, Oneida, Oneida Indian Nation

One of the Six Iroquois Nations

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

The Oneida Indian Nation is located in Central New York
The Oneida Indian Nation
2037 Dream Catcher Plaza
Oneida, NY 13421
Phone: 1-315-829-8900
Fax: 1-315-829-8958
Toll-free Phone: (800) 685-6115

Shako:wi Cultural Center
5 Territory Road
Oneida, NY 13421
Phone: (315) 829-8801
Toll-free: (800) 685-6115
Fax: 1-315-829-8805

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • 1789: Treaty with the Six Nations
  • 1792: Treaty agreement with the Five Nations
  • 1794: Treaty with the Oneida, Etc.,
  • 1794: Treaty with the Six Nations
  • 1824-34: The tribe was under the jurisdiction of the Six Nations Agency
  • 1834-80: New York Agency supervised the tribe
  • 1832-34: Michigan Superintendency had jurisdiction over the tribe
  • 1838: Treaty with the New York Indians
  • 1840: Many Tribal members left New York migrating west to Wisconsin, where they had been promised a reservation in Brown and Outagamie counties.

Additional References to the History of the Tribe[edit | edit source]

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Oneida tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods.

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Census Records[edit | edit source]

1905 State Census Oneida Indian Reservation in Madison and Oneida Counties FHL film 408502

Military Records[edit | edit source]

A record of Native Americans Mustered into Service in the War of 1812 from the Oneida Nation has been compiled by the New York Adjutant General's Office.

Treaties[edit | edit source]

  • 1789: with the Six Nations
  • 1792: agreement with the Five Nations
  • 1794: with the Oneida, Etc.,
  • 1794: with the Six Nations
  • 1838: with the New York Indians

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1906 Available online.