The leaders and citizens of the Oneida Indian Nation of New York want Americans to realize the strong historical contributions of the Indian nations to the modern-day United States. They also think it is important to pay homage to their role in the American Revolutionary War.
Thus, tribal leaders announced a major gift on July 11 of $10 million to be given to the nonprofit American Revolution Center to help build the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
While many American Indian nations fought for the British in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, the Oneida Indian Nation is well known for supporting the United States during the revolution. One tribal leader said " we are the forgotten allies . . . we should be forgotten no more."