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  Facts for Kids: Cayuga Indians (Cayugas)
Yes, the Cayuga tribe was one of the original members of the Iroquois Confederacy.
In times of war, Cayuga men often shaved their heads except for a scalplock or a crest down the center of their head (the style known as a roach, or a "Mohawk.") Sometimes they would augment this hairstyle with splayed feathers or artificial roaches made of brightly dyed porcupine and deer hair.
The Cayuga tribe was known for their mask carving, which is considered such a sacred art form that non-Iroquois are still not permitted to view many of these masks.
www.geocities.com /bigorrin/cayuga_kids.htm   (1871 words)

  Cayuga nation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cayuga nation (Guyohkohnyo or the People of the Great Swamp) was one of the five original constituents of the Iroquois, a confederacy of Indians in New York.
The Cayuga homeland lay in the Finger Lakes region between their league neighbors, the Onondaga and the Seneca.
The two largest are the Lower Cayuga and Upper Cayuga, both at Six Nations of the Grand River.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cayuga_tribe   (198 words)

 Cayuga, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cayuga is a village located in Cayuga County, New York.
The village derives its name from the Cayuga tribe.
The Village of Cayuga is in the Town of Aurelius.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cayuga,_New_York   (411 words)

 No. 05-978: United States v. Pataki - Appendix (Petition)
Given the Cayugas' silence at that time, the court presumed that they had simply taken the tack that the United States could adequately represent their interests, and that the Cayugas were content to pursue their claims against the individual State officials only.
Therefore, despite the Cayugas' efforts to broaden the ejectment issue to include the possibility of long-term leases, the court adheres to its view that the only issue with which it is concerned now is whether the Cayugas are entitled to ejectment as a remedy for the loss of their homeland.
In Cayuga III, this court granted the plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment and held that agreements entered into in the years 1795 and 1807 between the plaintiffs and New York State, wherein the plaintiffs purportedly conveyed to the State of New York the plaintiffs' interest in the subject land, were invalid.
www.usdoj.gov /osg/briefs/2005/2pet/7pet/2005-0978.pet.app.vol.2.html   (18808 words)

 FingerLakes1.com Community Forums: Seneca-Cayuga land
The Cayuga Brief filed to the second court of appeals on behalf of the State, Counties and land owners stated the Western Band of Cayugas (Seneca Cayuga) did indeed file a claim with the ICC.
Pataki that the tribe was willing to comply with many of the state's demands: it would resolve sales tax issues, provide Sullivan County with $15 million a year in impact fees and give the state up to 25 percent of slot machine revenue.
The Cayuga Indian Nation of New York and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma had asked the court for a rehearing following its split decision in June that the tribe was not entitled to a $248 million land claim judgment awarded them by a lower-court jury.
forums.fingerlakes1.com /ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=212254&page=1&fpart=5   (5194 words)

 Albany, N.Y.: Timesunion.com - Print Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The deal would let the Cayuga, whose land claim was dismissed by a federal appeals court in 2005, to set up a reservation on up to 6,600 acres in Cayuga County and up to 3,300 acres in Seneca County, if purchased by the tribe.
Such an agreement means the tribe will stop applying to the Department of the Interior to have land in the Finger Lakes placed into trust as tribal territory, but it would not preclude the Cayugas from acquiring acreage for a casino in the Catskills.
The Oklahoma-based tribe, which is related to the Cayugas of New York, has also been pursuing casino deals in New York, and proposed to gain territory with approval of the Department of the Interior.
www.timesunion.com /AspStories/storyprint.asp?StoryID=592032   (677 words)

 Cayuga Indians reach casino deal - News from The Post-Standard on Syracuse.com
• The tribe would withdraw its pending land-into-federal-trust applications and agree to cap at 10,000 acres the amount of acreage it could designate as restricted-fee land -- or as sovereign and tax-free -- in its ancestral homeland around the north end of Cayuga Lake in Cayuga and Seneca counties.
For years, the Oklahoma tribe has been jockeying for a casino in the state and most recently targeted Auburn as a host site for building a $400 million casino and resort.
Reaching agreement, however, would finally resolve the counties' chief concern over how much sovereign land the tribe can acquire in both counties and the deal would pave the way for the tribe to gain economic prosperity with a Class III gaming hall with slot machines.
blog.syracuse.com /news/2007/05/cayuga_indians_reach_casino_de.html   (459 words)

 Story of Mathis Splitlog
There was a large spring on his land which he named "Cayuga" in honor of his wife who was a member of the Cayuga tribe.
The Cayuga tribe meeting grounds are located north of the Elk River area of Grand Lake.
The post office of Cayuga Springs was established in June 1894 with Joseph Splitlog, one of Mathias sons, as the first postmaster.
www.cayugamission.org /mathis.htm   (1758 words)

 Wired New York Forum - Catskill Casinos
The Cayugas and Empire are still at odds, though, with the Sullivan County Legislature and the nearby town of Thompson, which are demanding that the Cayuga casino agree to pay $15 million a year to offset the effect on law enforcement, traffic, schools and social services.
Under yesterday's agreement, the Cayugas will drop most of their claim to land at the northern end of Cayuga Lake in exchange for $247.9 million over 14 years, beginning in 2007 when the casino is scheduled to open.
In addition to the four Indian tribes who have already brokered provisional deals with the state in the past few weeks, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has a preliminary agreement with the state that is still subject to a tribal referendum.
www.wirednewyork.com /forum/printthread.php?t=4832   (9717 words)

 Seneca-Cayuga Social Services/Child Protection Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe Social Services provides assistance to any person who is an enrolled member of an Indian Tribe residing in the Miami Agency Service area (If the applicant meets the specified requirements).
Tribes excluded for services through the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe are: Peoria Tribe; Ottawa Tribe; Miami Tribe; Eastern-Shawnee Tribe; Wyandotte Tribe Modoc Tribe and Quapaw Tribe.
The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe Child Protection Program will provide Child Protection Services to any peson who is a member or descendent of a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, Peoria Tribe and Miami Tribe and any other Tribe residing in the Miami Agency Area excluding the Wyandotte Tribe; Modoc Tribe; Quapaw Tribe; Eastern-Shawnee Tribe and Ottawa Tribe.
www.sctribe.com /ss.html   (520 words)

The Onondaga were the first of the Iroquois tribes that can be positively identified in New York and seems to have begun after the merger of two villages sometime between 1450 and 1475.
There were several advantages for the British: it kept the Covenant Chain tribes from falling under French influence; negotiations with Native Americans were simplified since the British only had to deal with the Iroquois; and it also allowed the British to call upon the League a "policeman" in case of trouble.
At the Treaty of Lancaster with the Iroquois, Shawnee and Delaware (and indirectly - Mingo) in 1748, Pennsylvania urged the Iroquois to restore the Ohio tribes to the Covenant Chain as a barrier against the French.
www.tolatsga.org /iro.html   (22114 words)

 Federal judge to decide on Seneca-Cayuga bingo hall 'promptly' : ICT [2003/09/15]
The tribe, plaintiffs in the case, sought an injunction preventing the town, Cayuga County, and the state (as interveners) from attempting to force it to acknowledge local and state regulatory authority.
The tribe maintains that, as a federally recognized sovereign entity, it has the right to build and operate a bingo hall without interference or regulation from state or local officials.
In 2001, McCurn ruled in favor of the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York and the Seneca-Cayugas, allowing them to reacquire lands in the 64,000-acre claim area that were illegally acquired by New York state in the late 18th century.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1063641802   (807 words)

 OSCN Found Document:State ex rel. May v. Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Housing Authority of the Kiowa Tribe, Okl., 660 P.2d 625, 628 [1983].
The Act exempted the lands of the Five Civilized Tribes, but the tribes of the Quapaw Indian Agency came within the terms of the Act and their lands were alloted at that time or shortly thereafter.
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation, supra note 35, 447 U.S. at 161, 100 S.Ct. at 2085, the Court held that Indians resident on the reservation but nonmembers of the governing tribe "stand on the same footing as non-Indians resident on the reservation" insofar as imposition of tax on cigarette sales is concerned.
www.oscn.net /applications/oscn/deliverdocument.asp?citeid=9862   (9019 words)

 Democrat & Chronicle: Oklahoma tribe is rooted in New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Today, representatives of the 4,000-member tribe are working with Pataki's staff to finalize a compact for a $500 million casino in downtown Rochester in exchange for settling their share of the Cayuga land claim.
A U.S. district judge ruled in favor of the Cayugas in the land claim in 2001, saying the New York and Oklahoma tribes were owed a total of $247 million for the land New York took from them and for interest during the two centuries that have passed.
But while the case is being appealed, the tribes are at odds over their individual rights to exercise jurisdiction in the land-claim area, 64,000 acres around the northern tip of Cayuga Lake.
www.democratandchronicle.com /news/0711UO4SBKE_news.shtml   (1637 words)

 Phoenix Story
At a tribal council meeting recently, leaders announced that the tribe was in negotiations to seek more than $35 million in outside financing to build a casino in New York.
However, the tribe, which originated in New York before being moved to Oklahoma, doesn't own any land in New York.
The tribe also plans to borrow $5 million to build a casino and restaurant in the area known as "Ranch Resort" along the shores of the Elk River arm of Grand Lake located north of Grove off Oklahoma 10.
www.cherokee.org /Phoenix/XXVIIno1_Winter2003/PhoenixPage.asp?ID=83   (146 words)

 The Record - New pact would spur casino in Catskills
Under the agreement announced Thursday, the Cayugas could acquire and exercise sovereignty over a total of 10,000 acres in the 64,015-acre land claim area in Cayuga and Seneca counties.
The tribe, whose members trace their ancestors to the New York tribe, also is a party to the land claim.
The Cayugas would be permitted to purchase additional treaty lands but only with approval from the counties.
www.troyrecord.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=11933509   (640 words)

 Statement of Chief LeRoy Howard, Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, Regarding Announcement of Agreement Between New York State and ...
NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2001, the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe and the Cayuga Indian Nation, as co-plaintiffs, were awarded $247.9 million dollars in damages for the loss of use of their reservation land from 1789 forward.
The Seneca Cayuga are committed to continuing to negotiate in good faith with the State in an effort to resolve all pending issues.
The Tribe still maintains the position that because they are joint plaintiffs with the New York Cayugas, the land claim case cannot be settled without the consent of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/06-10-2004/0002191465&EDATE=   (273 words)

 Let the games begin: Seneca-Cayuga Tribe has legitimate claim : ICT [2004/09/14]
The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma got some good news on Sept. 1 when U.S. District Court Judge Neal P. McCurn, sitting in a Syracuse, N.Y. courtroom, ruled that the tribe is indeed a "successor-in-interest" to the historic Cayuga Indian Nation.
The Cayuga land claim area is a 64,000-acre chunk of former reservation land illegally acquired by New York state in the early 1800s, for which the Oklahoma tribe and the Cayuga Nation of New York in 2001 were awarded $247.9 million in damages.
One is whether or not the tribe's 229-acre parcel in Aurelius, N.Y., on which the tribe has proposed a Class II gaming hall, is in fact "Indian country." The second involves whether or not local municipal governments have any role in regulating or overseeing construction and operation of such a facility.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1095172911   (1140 words)

Whereas, the said tribe, by resolution of the Seneca-Cayuga Business Committee duly authorized, has requested that a charter of incorporation be issued to the said tribe, subject to ratification by a vote of the members of the Tribe;
of the said tribe, shall not be abridged, but may be exercised by the people of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, through the adoption of appropriate additions and amendments to the Constitution, By-laws or Charter of the said Tribe.
Submitted by the Secretary of the Interior for ratification by the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma in a popular referendum vote to be held on June 26, 1937.
thorpe.ou.edu /IRA/sencaychrtr.html   (1375 words)

 Corporate charter of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma : a machine readable transcription.
The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, subject to any restrictions contained in the Constitution and laws of the United States or in the Constitution and By-laws of the Tribe, and subject to the limitations of sections 4 and 5 Of this Charter, shall have the
That the grant or exercise of such power shall not be deemed a consent by the Tribe or by the United States to the levy of any judgment, lien or attachment upon the property of the Tribe other than income or chattels specially pledged or assigned.
Submitted by the Secretary of the Interior for ratification by the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma in a popular referendum vote to be held on June 26, 1937.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ll/llnc/168/llnc168.sgm   (1664 words)

 .: Print Version :.
AURELIUS - Attorneys representing the state, Cayuga County, and the towns of Aurelius and Montezuma are requesting a re-examination of evidence and a jury trial in their legal battle against Seneca-Cayuga Tribe's claim to sovereignty.
But McCurn, who has ruled on the Cayuga landclaim for more than 20 years, upheld a temporary restraining order prohibiting the tribe from working on the land until he issues his decision.
Roberts said the history and status of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe was given "very limited" attention during the landclaim lawsuit.
www.auburnpub.com /articles/2003/09/18/news/news05.prt   (648 words)

Any child born of a marriage between a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe and any other person, if such child is admitted to membership by the Council of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe.
The officers of the Tribe shall be the chief, second chief, secretary-treasurer, interpreter, and three councilmen, who shall be elected at an open Council meeting by a majority vote of the membership present.
The principal object of the special meeting must be stated in the call for same and may include the words "and for the transaction of other business that may be presented." Unless these words are added, no other business can be transacted except for the object stated in the call.
thorpe.ou.edu /IRA/sencaycons.html   (1189 words)

 Las Vegas SUN: Pataki, Cayuga agree on N.Y. casino
The Cayugas are the only one of New York's Iroquois tribes with no land in the state.
The Cayugas won their 64,015-acre land claim against New York State in 2001 when a federal judge ruled the state illegally took the land more than 200 years ago and ordered New York to pay the tribe $247.9 million.
The tribe could use the money to buy up to 10,000 acres from willing sellers in Seneca and Cayuga counties and to exercise tribal sovereignty on the land, meaning the acreage would come off local tax rolls.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/gaming/2004/jun/11/517004199.html   (529 words)

 Democrat & Chronicle: A deal for Rochester casino may be closer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Thursday’s memorandum of understanding with the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York signals the state’s interest in settling a longstanding land claim of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma.
The Cayuga Nation also could acquire and exercise sovereignty on up to a maximum of 10,000 acres in the land claim area, which involves about 64,000 acres around the northern end of Cayuga Lake.
Attorneys for the New York Cayugas have filed research that says fewer than 2 percent of the Oklahoma tribe’s members have any Cayuga heritage, and that 2 percent come from Cayugas who left New York before the 1794 treaty on which the land claim is based.
www.democratandchronicle.com /news/0701story042816_news.shtml   (683 words)

 imafarmgirl: Land Issues
Tribe of Oklahoma has applied for its 229-acre farm in Aurelius and Montezuma to be taken into trust.
The tribe also provided portable generators during an ice storm earlier this winter and bullet proof vests to the local sheriff's office, Spicer said.
Fearon guesses that if the Cayugas' applications are granted that it may be a cluster of contiguous parcels in Cayuga and Seneca counties.
imafarmgirl.livejournal.com /151629.html   (1802 words)

In 1980 the Cayuga Indians filed a claim in Federal District Court alleging that the sale of the land by the Cayuga Indians to the State of New York in 1795 and 1807 was illegal because the United States Congress didn't ratify the sale.
The Cayuga Indians accepted payment and moved away from the area seeking new land and food sources as is customary with nomadic tribes.
The Cayugas and Seneca-Cayugas asked the court to rehear the case before the full court which was denied and the United State Supreme Court declined to review the Second Circuit's decion in May 2006.
www.upstate-citizens.org /cayugaclaim.htm   (1763 words)

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