Oneida people

Oneida people

About Oneida people

The Oneida are a Native American/First Nations people; they are one of the five founding nations of the Iroquois Confederacy in the area of upstate New York. Historically the Oneida were believed to have emerged as a tribe in the 14th century; they inhabited approximately 6 million acres of the area that later became central New York, particularly around Oneida Lake and Oneida and Madison counties. The Great Swamp south of the lake was an important wetlands area with a rich habitat. After the American..