Gallery: Cayuga Nation in Seneca Falls

Gallery: Cayuga Nation in Seneca Falls

The federal government has ended a years-long Cayuga Nation leadership dispute, but the move has further divided its people residing in Cayuga and Seneca counties.

A group of about 40 Cayugas who have opposed the new nation council and live in the region, are concerned about what will happen to a way of life they have established around the Lakeside Trading Post in Seneca Falls. A schoolhouse behind the gas station and convenience store hosts Cayuga language classes, socials and practice ceremonies that give thanks for the harvests provided by a community garden just outside its doors.

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