Here we go again. Clint is still trying to convince everyone that the Cayugas had a Federal reservation.
There is a series of letters at this websitehttp://thorpe.ou.edu/sol_opinions/p1976-2000.htm
from the Dept. of the Interior. Of particular
interest is the last paragraph of the rather lengthy
letter dated February 3, 1969 that clearly states
that "None of the ten reservations presently located
within the State, including St. Regis, was created
by federal treaty, statute or executive order."
1986 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FEBRUARY 3, 1969
With regard to the immediate problem at hand, that
of the protest lodged by the Mohawk Indians of the
St. Regis Reservation, we cannot furnish any
detailed information. The United States has had
minimal contact with the Indians of New York since
it granted both civil and criminal jurisdiction over
Indians on Indian reservations in the State of New
York to the State. The Act of July 2, 1948 (62 Stat.
1224; 25 U.S.C. 232) (criminal jurisdiction); the
Act of September 13, 1950 (64 stat. 845; 25 U.S.C.
233) (civil jurisdiction). None of the ten
reservations presently located within the State,
including St. Regis, was created by federal treaty,
statute or executive order. The State of New York
furnishes virtually all governmental services to New
We stand ready to assist in this matter in any way
possible, and would be pleased to participate in a
meeting with other concerned agencies.
RICHMOND F. ALLAN,
Sorry, Clint, I don't care how many times you say it you can't make the former Cayuga reservation a Federal reservation. The only reservations that require an act of Congress to disestablish the reservation is a FEDERAL reservation. You can not compare your situation to the recent SCOTUS decision for the Oklahomas. The Oklahomas have Federal Reservation land that has never been disestablished by Congress. There were never any Federal reservations anywhere in NYS.