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Leeanne Root


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A New Nation’s Forgotten Indian Allies

History

A New Nation’s Forgotten Indian Allies

By all accounts, the Battle of Oriskany was a bloodbath. On August 6, 1777, Gen. Nicholas Herkimer of the Continental Army unwittingly led an untrained mi- litia of 800 patriots, mainly farmers, into an ambush. They were headed to Fort Stanwix in what is now Rome, New York to forces...
Posing for Posterity

History

Posing for Posterity

Telling the pivotal story of the Oneida Indian Nation in the Revolutionary War in six immersive, interactive minutes at the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia was a tall order. And so museum personnel turned to New York City-based ATTA, Inc. to create lifelike representations—“lifecasts”—of six Oneida...
A Museum Comes To Life

History

A Museum Comes To Life

The American Revolution lasted eight years, from 1775 to 1783. It took about twice that long to conceive and build the Museum of the American Revolution. But now the $120 million, 118,000-square- foot museum, which opened on April 19 in Philadelphia, is a reality. Much of the credit goes the...
Who Was Richard Oakes?

History

Who Was Richard Oakes?

Richard Oakes had a huge impact on the fight for Native rights—from establishing one of the first American Indian studies programs to the Occupation of Alcatraz Island.