“A history of the Mohican people from the War of 1812 to the Nixon administration”
Contrary to the impression left by James Fenimore Cooper’s famous novel “Last of the Mohicans| ” the Mohican people| also known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Indians| did not disappear from history. Rather| despite obstacles| they have retained their tribal identity to this day. In this first history of the modern-day Mohicans| James W. Oberly narrates their story from the time of their relocation to Wisconsin through the post-World War II era.
Since the War of 1812 Mohican history has been marked by astute if sometimes bitter engagement with the American political system| resulting in five treaties and ten acts of Congress| passed between 1843 and 1972. As Oberly traces these political events| he also assesses such issues as tribal membership| intratribal political parties| and sovereignty.