The extraordinary role the Oneida Indian Nation played in the Revolutionary War is featured in the groundbreaking new museum that opened in Philadelphia on April 19, 2017.
During America’s war for independence, the Oneidas fought in support of the colonists – enduring many hardships, including the loss of life. Visitors to the Museum of the American Revolution can take in the rich historical account of the Oneida Nation becoming America’s first ally.
The entire second-floor atrium at the Museum is named for the Oneida Indian Nation, and a prominent gallery, complete with recreated settings, pays homage to the rich historical account of the Oneida Nation’s heritage. This will help preserve the Nation’s culture, share its historic bonds with the founding fathers, and ensure that generations to come can learn about the Nation’s important contributions to establishing the foundation of the United States.
The Oneida Nation became a founding donor to the museum when it donated $10 million to support its construction. The support was designed to preserve the Oneida people’s history and culture, and make sure that the Oneida Nation’s role in the revolution is preserved for posterity.
Click here to view C-SPAN coverage of the opening ceremonies which featured remarks given by former Vice President Joe Biden, journalist Cokie Roberts, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, and Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative.