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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.
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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.”
In this sense, Kellogg articulated what many Oneidas already knew--that in order to persist as tribal people and as Native nations, they needed sustainable places for industry and ideas.
A nation within a nation; voices of the Oneidas in Wisconsin.
Oneida Lives: Long Lost Voices of the Wisconsin Oneidas by Herbert S.
A series of essays by Oneidas as well as oral histories transcribed by W.P.A.
Even the Oneidas' most outspoken critics concede that American Indians ended up with a raw deal in encounters with pale invaders.
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.
Commission I was challenged several times by other Native people with questions of connection and the rightful "place" of the Wisconsin Oneidas, always seeming to come back to this idea of "returning home." Were the Wisconsin Oneidas returning to the homeland after being removed to Wisconsin, or did we leave voluntarily (migrate), and therefore was our "home" now properly understood to be located in Wisconsin?
Oneida Lives: Long-Lost Voices of the Wisconsin Oneidas.