February 29, 2008

Oneida chosen to portray Oneida

Oneida Nation member chosen as model for Revolutionary War displayWill 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.

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