New York State Archives, NYSA_A0412-78_B11_F44_Powless_John_Photograph
Madison County's Commissioned Officers, including "number 4" First Lieutenant John Powless of the Oneida Nation, Oneida, NY, c. 1917.
What titles did John Powless use to identify himself?
Where is the Oneida Nation located?
Why do you think First Lt. Powless decided to re-enlist in the army?
Do you think First Lt. Powless thought of himself as a member of the Oneida nation, the United States, or both? Explain your answer.
The Oneida Nation supported the United States in other wars, as well. Find information about another war in which the Oneida Nation provided support to the United States. In what ways did the Oneidas support the war effort? How did the United States recognize their support?
English Language Arts: Using your knowledge of World War I and John Powless’ life, write a page from First Lieutenant John Powless’ journal.
Canastota Courant, 19 Oct. 1917 Oneida Democratic Union, April 10, 1919