Cayuga’s pending land sales would double holdings

The Cayuga Indian Nation is in the process of acquiring over 200 acres in Cayuga and Seneca counties according to a tribal lawyer said Tuesday. These purchases would more than double the Cayuga’s land holdings in the region.The Cayugas have reportedly signed purchase contracts to buy 180 acres near the town of Seneca Falls and 25 acres near the village of Union Springs. The exact location of the purchased properties is unknown.According to a tibal lawyer the Cayugas will apply to have the land placed into federal trust once the aquisition is final. This would make it sovereign and tax-exempt.

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