Oneida Indian Tribe

One of the 11 indian tribes in Wisconsin

The leader is...

Cristina Danforth, Chair Woman

2 fun facts

1821-1880 removal to Wisconsin


How do Oneida Indian children live, and what did they do in the past?


Cornhusk dollsThey do the same things any children do--play with each other, go to school and help around the house. Many Oneida children like to go hunting and fishing with their fathers. In the past, Indian kids had more chores and less time to play, just like early colonial children. But they did havecornhusk dolls, toys, and games, such as one game where kids tried to throw a dart through a moving hoop. Lacrosse was a popular sport among Iroquois boys as it was among adult men. Like many Native Americans, Oneida mothers traditionally carried their babies in cradleboard carriers on their backs--a custom which many American parents have adopted.

Oneida Indian fact sheet