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Tall Ship Hermione Visits East Coast, Sheds Light on Oneida Involvement in American Revolution

The Oneida Indian Nation forged a great friendship with the Marquis de Lafayette, whom the Oneida called “Kayewla” or “Great Warrior,” back in 1778. This relationship, and the role the Oneida Nation had as America’s First Allies, comes to light this summer as Lafayette’s Hermione Voyage 2015, an authentically reconstructed tall ship which serves as a history exhibit, sets sail.

Thursday the vessel reached Philadelphia as part of the Tall Ships Celebration. Several Oneida were on hand to welcome the unique exhibit.

“The Oneida Indian Nation’s involvement in this truly unique ...
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