This is significant in the sense that it provides a proper explanation of the events that led to the significant differences that are experienced and can be observed among the Oneidas of Wisconsin today in comparison to the past.
This was caused by a number of factors. Some of these included the political factors, tribal relations, economic factors and the various agreements that were formed among the different members. There are several arguments that explain the rise of the self government, the tribal capitalism and economy as well as the form of consensus formation in addition to the continuity of cultural relations among the contemporary people of the Oneida in Wisconsin. In this case, seven arguments will be used to explain these patterns.
Constitutional self government that experienced a major change was in the form of self government that witnessed the change from clan and nation and confederacy. Moreover, there was also the general council committee and the government that contributed to the institutional differentiation argument.
Cultural recovery and change was brought about by the cultural conservatism which was based upon the view of the world. In relation to this view, there were a number of ideas that were used. They were based on the sacredness of the world and were accompanied by the varied religious ceremonies that involved thanksgiving. These created an emphasis on the harmony and peace of the confederacy. During the period of 1722, the Oneidas became a very strong and flourishing nation. This resulted from the traditional native society and the strong kinship ties that were present between them.
Consensual community organization. The contemporary people made a lot of efforts to mobilize themselves through family based community consensus for the government and for the tribal capitalism within the legal and bureaucratic constraints laid by the US