This project memorializes the service of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin to the United States of America through history. The Oneida Nation were the only of the Haudenosaunee nations that sided with the American effort in the Revolutionary War. The service of the Oneida and other native nations was a voluntary effort prior to 1924 when American Indians were officially declared U.S. Citizens. Because they were not citizens, they could not be drafted into service.
The memorial tells the compelling stories of service and sacrifice of the Oneida coupled with the reconciliatory act of cultivation. A grove of sugar maples, a sacred tree to the Oneida, stand as a testament to that service and sacrifice.