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Mohawk longhouse critical of land claim settlement

One of the Mohawk longhouses is questioning the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's land claim settlement with the state of New York.

The Kanienkehaka longhouse says the tribe is giving up too much land. The tribe's claim cited nine million acres but the deal gives the tribe ownership of two islands and a right to add up to 14,478 acres to its reservation.

The deal still has to be approved by the New York Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Gov. George Pataki (R) is submitting legislation to settle several tribal claims.

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