February 29, 2008
Oneida chosen to portray Oneida
Oneida Nation member chosen as model for Revolutionary War display
Will Kuhl, Wolf Clan, a member of the Oneida Nation of New York's First Allies, was chosen to pose for a permanent exhibit at the Saratoga National Battlefield's Visitor's Center in Saratoga. Kuhl was one of five individuals chosen to represent various groups--Hessians, warrior children, women, colonists and Oneidas--present at the site during the Revolutionary War.Comment: What's interesting here is that you never see Revolutionary War-era Indians portrayed like this. They're usually half-naked, for starters. This fellow looks about as civilized as his British-American counterparts.