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Monday, March 13, 2023
Cayuga Nation Dispute Coming to a Head. Clint Halftown vs. Traditionalists Shame on the Tyrant.
It is a conflict in which homes and property have been destroyed and accusations of thievery and greed swirl. On one side is the tribal government and its longtime leader, Clint Halftown, who has begun to reclaim the land that once belonged to the tribe; on the other is a group of self-described “traditionalists,” who say they do not recognize Mr. Halftown’s administration and who have staked their own claims to some of the property the Nation has bought.
The two sides disagree even on basic facts in a dispute that touches on questions of how the tribe’s deep traditions should inform the way its people are governed today.
For hundreds of years, the Cayuga were largely landless and its people scattered all over the United States. So in 2002, the Nation’s council charged Mr. Halftown, then a 29-year-old tribal member and former casino employee, with an ambitious task: to explore ways to earn money for the tribe and buy back their land, piece by piece, to repatriate tribal members.