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Tonawanda Seneca Nation, Genesee County, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member davmllr
N 43° 03.654 W 078° 25.926
17T E 709103 N 4770778
Quick Description: The Tonawanda Band of Senecas Indian Reservation is located on the west side of the town of Alabama.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/6/2008 9:04:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM3AP9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ZenPanda
Views: 141

Long Description:
The Tonawanda Indian Reservation is located on the west side of the town of Alabama. It is home to the Seneca Indians, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois. Prior to the establishment of Genesee County in 1802, the Seneca Indians - "Keepers of the Western Door" - inhabited a large region of Western New York.
The Big Tree Treaty of 1797 opened the lands west of the Genesee River and allotted 200,000 acres of land for reservations, Tonawanda being 45,509 of those acres. The geographic area that the Tonawanda reservation covers today includes 5,759 acres in the Town of Alabama in Genesee County.
The Nation has a centuries old traditional form of government where the Clanmothers select the Chiefs. The Council of Chiefs, made up of one Chief from each of the eight clans, legislate to protect the welfare of all Tonawanda Seneca peoples and lands. Additionally, the Seneca Chiefs sit on the Haudenosaunee Grand Council. Chiefs from each of the Six Nations meet regularly at Onondaga.
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Type of Nation Within: Native American Indian Reservation (USA)

Tribe or Band: Iroquois Senecas

Address of Main Entrance to area:
7027 Meadville Road
Basom, NY United States
14013


Land Area - Specify Acres or Miles: 5,759 acres

Population: 700

Date when area was established or set aside: 01/01/1797

Open or Closed to Public: Open To Public

Website for further information: [Web Link]

Coordinates of site within area to visit: Not Listed

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