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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Industries of the Oneidas

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 109 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Industries of the Oneidas.

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Photo: Industries of the Oneidas.

This group represents six typical activities of the Iroquois Indians, the figures in this case being Oneidas. From left to right the industries are: Basket making, weaving, flint chipping, wood carving, moccasin making, and pottery moulding. Indians were always a busy people. The background represents Nichols Pond, the site of the capital town of the Oneidas in present Madison County.

Iroquois Indian Exhibit — Iroquois Industries — Scene, Nichols Pond, near Fenner. State Museum, Education Building, Albany, N. Y.

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