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IMAGE Ray Halbritter (Wolf Clan),  President and CEO of the American Revolution Center Dr. Bruce Cole, and Dale Rood (Turtle Clan)

First Allies, Continued Friendship


The Oneida Indian Nation is known as the United States’ first ally, having fought with the colonists during the American Revolution. The Oneidas participated in key battles such as Oriskany and Saratoga, and traveled hundreds of miles to deliver corn to Washington’s starving troops at Valley Forge.

Fast forward to today, and the Oneida Nation continues this...
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Oneida History

Fast Facts: Democracy and the Haudenosaunee

There are numerous similarities between the Great Law and the U.S. Constitution. Read More »

Inspiring Women's Rights

The women’s rights movement in the 19th century drew inspiration from the matrilineal culture of the Haudenosaunee. Read More »

Celebrating Friendships

Visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian are encouraged to begin their tour on the fourth floor. Read More »

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    A new report from Moody’s further confirms what past economic analyses have exposed: Tom Wilmot’s casino proposal will destroy jobs in Central New York. The report from the credit ratings agency, which was released on Friday, declared that rather than growing the local economy as state gaming legislation requires, the Lago project’s details “uniquely position it to cannibalize gaming customers" from existing local economies. The report further underscores the legal merits of the lawsuit now moving forward against the Lago project. New York’s public officials have a responsibility to honor the spirit and letter of the gaming law’s job growth provisions -- that means they must reject proposals predicted on destroying local jobs. Read More »

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