A Nation of Statesmen: The Political Culture of the by James W. Oberly

By James W. Oberly

A heritage of the Mohican humans from the battle of 1812 to the Nixon administrationContrary to the influence left through James Fenimore Cooper’s well-known novel final of the Mohicans, the Mohican humans, often referred to as the Stockbridge-Munsee Indians, didn't disappear from historical past. particularly, regardless of stumbling blocks, they've got retained their tribal id to at the present time. during this first historical past of the modern day Mohicans, James W. Oberly narrates their tale from the time in their relocation to Wisconsin throughout the post–World battle II era.Since the struggle of 1812 Mohican historical past has been marked by means of astute if occasionally sour engagement with the yank political method, leading to 5 treaties and ten acts of Congress, handed among 1843 and 1972. As Oberly strains those political occasions, he additionally assesses such matters as tribal club, intratribal political events, and sovereignty.

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This plan existed in embryonic form in the White River emigration scheme, but it came full flower in the trans-Lake Michigan plan of the 1820s. The Stockbridge missionary Sergeant took up the plan and used his connections in the network of New England missionaries to lobby the federal government for the plan. In 1820 the War Department appointed Reverend Morse-the New Stockbridge chronicler of 1796-to make a 3,000-mile journey from New Haven to Green Bay and back to report on conditions in Indian Country.

Who administered justice, the tribe or outsiders? Who exercised the power of life and death and incarceration? How did competing jurisdictions understand the laws applying to tribal members? The Mohicans define themselves today in large part as the people who refused to vanish. Instead of dying out in 1757, as Cooper treated them in prose, the community continues its American Indian identity inwisconsin. From the modem Mohican point of view, there is no "last" of the Mohicans, and if the community has its way, there never will be.

The Stockbridge leader of the Citizens Party faction was John C. Adams, son of Electa Quinney Adams and nephew of John W. Quinney. Adams left the Stockbridge Reservation to attend college at Lawrence University and completed his studies at the same time that the Pine Ring made its timber grab. Despite his maternal lineage, Adams cast his political lot with the opponents of the Indian Party. He spent more than twenty years lobbying the Indian Office and Congress to overturn an 1871 law that adversely affected the tribe's welfare, as Adams saw it.

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