Tribe reacquires 240 acres of 1796 treaty land
Last updated 11/23/2018 at 3:42pm
AKWESASNE, New York, Ontario, Quebec-The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has reacquired 240 acres that were set aside for the Akwesasne Mohawk community by a 1796 federal treaty with the Seven Nations of Canada at a price of $1,667 per acre ($400,000 total).
The 240-acre property is in the heart of the Akwesasne community, abutting 609 acres that were purchased by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in 2010. The parcel contains a large stand of conifer trees and an open expanse of fields. It sits on a high elevation, which will be an ideal location for community housing, other development projects and...