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O·nei·da 1

n. pl. Oneida or O·nei·das
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting central New York south of Oneida Lake, with present-day populations in Wisconsin, New York, and Ontario. The Oneida are one of the original members of the Iroquois confederacy.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Oneida.

[Oneida onę·yóteʔ, erected stone, a village name.]

O·nei·da 2

A city of central New York east-northeast of Syracuse. The Oneida Community, a Utopian society established in 1848 by John Humphrey Noyes, was nearby. It prospered through its manufacture of silverware and was reorganized in 1881 as a joint stock company.
References in classic literature ?
Of all the tribes named in these pages, there exist only a few half-civilized beings of the Oneidas, on the reservations of their people in New York.
I had lost my bullet-mould in crossing the Oneida outlet, and had to make shift with the buckshot; but the rifle was true, and didn’t scatter like your two-legged thing there, Judge, which don’t do, I find, to hunt in company with.
Before the deal, New York state and the Oneida Nation had current disputes dating back to 1795 and since 1970, Oneidas, the state and the two counties had been in litigation and there had been multiple failed attempts to resolve the disputes.
Previous week, Oneidas declared for a $15 million investment in new cash slot machines and new plans at the Turning Stone casino.
Kellogg's emphasis on place and belonging was based on what she called a "protected autonomy," contributing to a dialogue on how the Oneidas saw themselves as tribal members and Native people.
Oneida Lives: Long Lost Voices of the Wisconsin Oneidas by Herbert S.
obvious acculturation, the individuals who tell these stories never--not for a moment--forget they are Oneidas, Iroquois, and Indians" (xxx).
Regis reserve, educated in New England, and undertook an Anglican mission to the Oneidas in 1816.
As the Oneidas assert their tribal autonomy, arguing that they posses inviolable aboriginal immunity from taxes, landowners' groups like Upstate Citizens for Equality have begun to call for nothing less than a full reassessment of federal Indian policy.
Sources indicate that the state's hope is that by giving the Oneidas approval for a casino in the Catskills, the state can obtain concessions from the Oneidas on other issues, including land claims near Syracuse and taxes on reservation liquor and cigarette sales.
I actually don't consider myself returning, though I know other Wisconsin Oneidas who do, nor do I consider this home yet, so I stay silent.
Oneida Lives: Long-Lost Voices of the Wisconsin Oneidas.