Right on time the Oneida Nation gave their annual $1 million gift to the National Museum of the American Indian.

In 2004 the Oneida pledged $10 million to the Smithsonian museum and Wednesday contributed theirt seventh installment at a ceremony with museum director Kevin Gover.

“Even during difficult economic times, we understand that preserving our history and teaching future generations about our past remains our most solemn responsibility,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises.


A vintage photograph of an Oneida girl holding flowers (Courtesy of Will Greene and the National Museum of the American Indian)

The museum Wednesday gave the Oneida representatives a vintage photograph of an Oneida girl holding flowers.