© Photographed June 24, 2016
Erected by Oneida Nation Museum
Hobart, Brown County, Wisconsin
Many years ago, the Peacemaker (a messenger of the Creator) came to the land where our ancestors dwelled. Upon arrival, he began to work to instill into the people, [sic] the concepts of _____ (peace), Katsatstʌ́hsla (power), and Kanolukhwásla (love).He encountered many people and numerous amounts of evil. Near the end of his journey, he was able to persuade 5 Nations -- the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and the Seneca to put down their weapons of war and become united. They are also known as the Wisk Niyowentsyake or the Iroquois Confederacy.The Oneidas, originally from New York, were the second nation to accept the Great Peace. They believed in the concepts brought by the Peacemaker. Upon their acceptance and the installation of chiefs, the Peacemakers inquired about their name. The chief told them they are referred to as On^yote ʔa·ka (People of the Standing Stone) because when the people moved their village, the stone appeared to follow.
The Oneida Nation Museum is located on westbound County Road EE, about a half mile west of its intersection with County Road E, at or near W892 County Road EE, Hobart, Wisconsin 54115.
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