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Cayuga Nation leadership dispute continues

Members of the Cayuga Nation of New York have removed their federally-recognized representative.

Clint Halftown has been the public face of the tribe throughout land claim negotiations with the state. He appeared at a press conference with Gov. George Pataki (R) and signed documents to settle the suit.

But Halftown, a member of the Heron Clan, later wrote a letter to withdraw the tribe from the deal. Other tribal leaders of the Turtle Clan say he abused his power in a gaming deal.

The Turtle Clan says the settlement is still on. The Heron Clan opposes it.

Get the Story:
Cayugas' land-claim official removed (The Syracuse Post-Standard 2/11)
Cayugas' signatory Halftown removed by tribe members (The Auburn Citizen 2/10)

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