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Onondaga leader worried about future of land claim

The spiritual leader of the Onondaga Nation of New York is worried that the tribe's recently filed land claim will be thrown out of court.

"The courts don't look too good," Tadadaho Sid Hill said at a forum, The Syracuse Post-Standard reported.

The tribe filed its lawsuit last year. The tribe claims 4,000 square miles was wrongly taken by the state of New York.

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has since dismissed two tribal claims. One was dismissed because the court said the Cayuga Nation and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe waited too long to bring their case. Another was dismissed on factual grounds.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider both cases. Hill said he is worried the tribe's case will be the next to go because it was only filed recently.

Get the Story:
Land claim ruling worries Onondagas (The Syracuse Post-Standard 6/13)

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