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Oneidas, one of the original "Five Nations" of the Iroquois Confederacy (q.v.), whose territory lay to the south-east of lakes Erie and Ontario, in the present States of Pennsylvania and New York, where the name still survives in Lake Oneida and some other local geographical terms. The nation itself still numbered 3,129 in 1890, all confined to reservations partly in Canada (Thames River and Grand River Reserves), partly in New York and Wisconsin (Green Bay Agency), besides about 100 at Carlisle and Hampton Schools, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The increase has been considerable since 1782, when they had been reduced to 300 during the revolutionary war, in which they sided with the British.