Oneida Indians at church and school in Hobart, Wis., ca. 1910

Photographs of Oneida Indians at church and school in Hobart, Wis., ca. 1910


These pictures include two that show an Oneida family outside the church in the village of Hobart, Oneida County, and a group of children inside the village school. They were taken about 1910, at the height of the U.S. government's policy of assimilation, when institutions such as these attempted to integrate Indians into mainstream American culture. "When I went to school," recalled an Oneida woman, "they used to punish us if we spoke Indian." [Loew, Indian Nations of Wisconsin: 109]. Others show a group of Oneida Civil War veterans, members of the Grand Army of the Republic, and Oneida leader Daniel Bread.


Related Topics: The Progressive Era
Americanization and the Bennett Law
Creator: Krueger, Rexford
Pub Data: From the Krueger Family Papers (PH 5062) in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives.
Citation: Krueger, Rexford. "Photographs of Oneida Indians at church and school in Hobart, Wis., ca. 1910." From the Krueger Family Papers (PH 5062) in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=851; Visited on: 9/1/2014
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