Tribe reacquires 240 acres of 1796 treaty land

 

Last updated 11/23/2018 at 3:42pm

US Department of Agriculture

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...



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