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Hauptman, Laurence M.

Works: 48 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 15,936 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Personal correspondence  Local history  Claims 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Laurence M Hauptman
Formulating American Indian policy in New York State, 1970-1986 by Laurence M Hauptman( )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tonawanda Senecas' heroic battle against removal : conservative activist Indians by Laurence M Hauptman( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pequots in southern New England : the fall and rise of an American Indian nation( )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before their massacre by Massachusetts Puritans in 1637, the Pequots were preeminent in southern New England. Their location on the eastern Connecticut shore made them important producers of the wampum required to trade for furs from the Iroquois. They were also the only Connecticut Indians to oppose the land-hungry English. For those reasons, they became the first victims of white genocide in colonial America.Despite the Pequot War of 1637, and the greed and neglect of their white neighbors and "overseers," the Pequots endured in their ancestral homeland. In 1983 they achieved federal recognition. In 1987 they commemorated the 350th anniversary of the Pequot War by organizing the Mashantucket Pequot Historical Conference, at which distinguished scholars presented the articles assembled here."--Book jacket
Between two fires : American Indians in the Civil War by Laurence M Hauptman( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses military role of Native Americans during the Civil War
Conspiracy of interests : Iroquois dispossession and the rise of New York State by Laurence M Hauptman( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hauptman shows how state transportation interests, land speculating companies, and national defense policies worked to undermine the Iroquois. When forced removal of the Indians failed, Albany officials pushed for jurisdiction over the Indians, including attempts to tax them and unilaterally taking Indian lands without federal supervision or United States Senate approval."--Jacket
The Iroquois in the Civil War : from battlefield to reservation by Laurence M Hauptman( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When General Lee entered the room at the Appomattox Courthouse, where the terms of surrender were to be signed, he was startled by the presence of a Native American, Ely S. Parker, who was General Grant's military secretary and the man who would transcribe the historic document. Parker was almost certainly the most prominent Iroquois to serve with the Union Army, but in fact there were hundreds more who were directly involved in the Civil War itself and thousands back home who were adversely affected by its course. This is their story. Despite the perennial interest in the American Civil War, historians have not examined sufficiently how Native American communities were affected by this watershed event in U.S. history. This ground-breaking book by one of the foremost Iroquois historians significantly adds to our understanding of this subject by providing the first intimate look at the Iroquois' involvement in the American Civil War and its devastating impact on Iroquois communities"--Jacket
Tribes & tribulations : misconceptions about American Indians and their histories by Laurence M Hauptman( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the nine essays in this volume, Laurence M. Hauptman selects topics from the seventeenth century to the present as examples of some commonly held but erroneous views on Indian-white relations, including campaigns to pacify and christianize Indians, policies of removal, and stereotypes of Indians as mascots for sports teams or Hollywood film sidekicks. Some misconceptions arise from mistaken claims that pass as fact, such as the notion that the U.S. Constitution derived some of its concepts from the Iroquois. The misuse of terms such as genocide and paternalism has also obscured the experience of individual Indian nations or dulled perceptions about Anglo-American avarice. The tribal sovereignty guaranteed by treaties and, at the same time, the Native Americans' United States citizenship have confused many who assume Indians receive special considerations
An Oneida Indian in foreign waters : the life of Chief Chapman Scanandoah, 1870-1953 by Laurence M Hauptman( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chief Chapman Scanandoah (1870-1953) was a decorated Navy veteran who served in the Spanish-American War, a skilled mechanic, and a prizewinning agronomist who helped develop the Iroquois Village at the New York State Fair. He was also a historian, linguist, philosopher, and early leader of the Oneida land claims movement. However, his fame among the Oneida people and among many of his Hodinöhsö:ni' contemporaries today rests with his career as an inventor. In the era of Thomas Edison, Scanandoah challenged the stereotypes of the day that too often portrayed Native Americans as primitive, pre-technological, and removed from modernity. In An Oneida Indian in Foreign Waters, Hauptman draws from Scanandoah's own letters; his court, legislative, and congressional testimony; military records; and forty years of fieldwork experience to chronicle his remarkable life and understand the vital influence Scanandoah had on the fate of his people. Despite being away from his homeland for much of his life, Scanandoah fought tirelessly in federal courts to prevent the loss of the last remaining Oneida lands in New York State. Without Scanandoah and his extended Hanyoust family, Oneida existence in New York might have been permanently extinguished. Hauptman's biography not only illuminates the extraordinary life of Scanandoah but also sheds new light on the struggle to maintain tribal identity in the face of an increasingly diminished homeland."--Publisher's website
The Iroquois struggle for survival : World War II to red power by Laurence M Hauptman( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the emergence of the contemporary Iroquois, from WW II to the Supreme Court's Oneida decision in 1974
The Iroquois and the New Deal by Laurence M Hauptman( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nation within a nation : voices of the Oneidas in Wisconsin by L. Gordon McLester( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oneidas of Wisconsin tell their own story in this richly diverse, authoritative contemporary history. "A Nation within a Nation" gathers first-person accounts, biographical essays, and scholars investigations in a sweeping and provocative consideration of the period of 1900-1969.In the wake of removal from their native New York, the Oneida people settled near what is now Green Bay, on 65,000 acres of commonly held land. But in 1887, the Dawes Act paved the way for a devastating break-up of the reservation, and within a lifetime the Oneidas saw their land holdings plummet to less than 200 acres. Throughout struggles with poverty, oppression, and government interference and assimilationism, Wisconsin Oneidas remained connected as a community and true to their Iroquois roots. They also refused to relinquish their dream of reclaiming their land, and in recent years have not only stopped the land-loss, but have begun to reverse it." --
In the shadow of Kinzua : the Seneca nation of Indians since World War II by Laurence M Hauptman( )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Kinzua Dam has cast a long shadow on Seneca life since World War II. The project, formally dedicated in 1966, broke the Treaty of Canandaigua of 1794, flooded approximately 10,000 acres of Seneca lands in New York and Pennsylvania, and forced the relocation of hundreds of tribal members. Hauptman presents both a policy study, namely how and why Washington, Harrisburg, and Albany came up with the idea to build the dam, as well as a community study of the Seneca Nation of Indians in the postwar era. Sold to the Senecas as a flood control project, the author persuasively argues that major reasons for the dam were the push for private hydroelectric development in Pennsylvania and state transportation and park development in New York. This important study, based on Hauptman's forty years of archival research as well as numerous interviews with Senecas, shows that these historically resilient Native peoples adapted in spite of this disaster. Unlike previous studies, he stresses the federated nature of Seneca Nation government, one held together in spite of the great diversity of opinion and intense politics. Indeed, in the Kinzua crisis and its aftermath, the Senecas truly had heroes and heroines who faced problems head on and devoted their energies to rebuilding their nation for tribal survival. Without adequate financial resources or college diplomas, they left legacies in many areas, including two community centers, a modern health delivery system, two libraries, and a museum. Money allocated in a "compensation bill" passed by Congress in August 1964 produced a generation of college-educated Senecas, some of whom now work in tribal government making major contributions to the nation's present and future. Facing impossible odds and forces hidden from view, they motivated a cadre of volunteers to help rebuild their devastated nation. Although their strategies did not stop the dam's construction, they laid the groundwork for a tribal governing structure and for other areas that followed from the 1980s to the present, including land claims litigation and casinos."--Publisher's description
The Oneida Indian experience : two perspectives( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary scholarship and Indian oral tradition come together in this unique account of the history and culture of the Oneida Iroquois--particularly the Wisconsin Oneidas--who have not been the subject of the intense scholarly attention accorded other Iroquois groups. Contributors include Oneida educators, community leaders, historians, anthropologists, and linguists; essays vary from accounts of personal experience and oral history to presentations of academic research. The common denominator is the Oneida experience of cultural change and survival. Part I focuses on the history and adaptations of the Oneidas in their New York homeland. Part II describes the motives and methods used by New York State officials in divesting the Oneidas of their New York home and explores the aftereffects of the Indians' removal to Wisconsin and the legal implications of allotment legislation on American Indians' tribal jurisdiction today. Nineteenth-century attempts by whites to take the Oneidas' Wisconsin land base forced the Indians to develop strategies for survival, described in Part III. Capable leadership, the maintenance of tribal tradition, cultural revitalization, new educational initiatives, and continuing connections among the Oneida communities have fostered a tribal reemergence and have allowed the Oneidas to maintain themselves as a unique and thriving people."
Seven generations of Iroquois leadership : the Six Nations since 1800 by Laurence M Hauptman( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seven generations of Iroquois leadership: the Six Nations since 1800 is a work that is not designed to be an all-inclusive history, a nearly impossible task because of the divergent paths of the Iroquois peoples over the past two centuries. The book's focus is thus on what constitutes leadership in Six Nations communities."--Preface
Chief Daniel Bread and the Oneida nation of Indians of Wisconsin by Laurence M Hauptman( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chief Daniel Bread (1800-1873) played a key role in establishing the Oneida Indians' presence in Wisconsin after their removal from New York, yet no monument commemorates his deeds as the Oneida community's founder. Lawrence M. Hauptman and L. Gordon McLester III redress that historical oversight, connecting Bread's life story with the nineteenth-century history of the Oneida Nation."--BOOK JACKET
The Oneida Indians in the age of allotment, 1860-1920 by Laurence M Hauptman( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oneida Indian journey : from New York to Wisconsin, 1784-1860( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighbors and intruders : an ethnohistorical exploration of the Indians of Hudson's River by Canadian Ethnology Service( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 papers examining the history and culture of the Hudson River Indians
A Seneca Indian in the Union Army : the Civil War letters of Sergeant Isaac Newton Parker, 1861-1865 by Isaac Newton Parker( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sergeant Parker's Civil War letters provide an important glimpse of the experiences of the average Indian soldier during that great conflict. "Newt," as he called himself, was the 3rd Sergeant and Color Bearer of Company D, 132nd New York State Volunteer Infantry. He was stationed in the vicinity of New Bern, North Carolina, from 1863 to 1865, guarding the railroads at that major transportation center. He served with 24 other Iroquois in an integrated unit popularly called "the Tuscarora Company."This first person account by an educated Native American not only describes recruitment, training, company life, and combat, but also deals with the harsh realities of war including racial prejudice in recruitment, loneliness, and deaths of trusted comrades. Parker was one of a handful of Seneca in this period of time thoroughly versed in both Indian and non-Indian worlds. Because he was the best educated Indian in the company, Parker's responsibility was not just to keep his wife Sara Adelaide Jemison or other family members informed, but also was to report on the momentous events occurring in Dixie and on the well-being of the Iroquois men at war. All this makes Parker's letters of unusual value."--Back cover
The historical background to the present day Seneca Nation-Salamanca lease controversy : the first hundred years, 1851-1951 by Laurence M Hauptman( )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Between two fires : American Indians in the Civil War
The Pequots in southern New England : the fall and rise of an American Indian nationBetween two fires : American Indians in the Civil WarConspiracy of interests : Iroquois dispossession and the rise of New York StateThe Iroquois in the Civil War : from battlefield to reservationTribes & tribulations : misconceptions about American Indians and their historiesA nation within a nation : voices of the Oneidas in WisconsinSeven generations of Iroquois leadership : the Six Nations since 1800Chief Daniel Bread and the Oneida nation of Indians of Wisconsin
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Hauptman, Laurence Marc 1945-

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