Sponsor: GALLIVAN FINANCE
Law Section: Resolutions, Legislative
Law Section: Resolutions, Legislative
- Apr 26, 2012: ADOPTED
- Apr 26, 2012: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
- Apr 24, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE
ATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 170th Anniversary of the sign- the Buffalo Creek Treaty between the Seneca Nation of Indians and ited States of America on May 20, 1842 S, With due cause and proper resolve, this Legislative Body honors neca Nation of Indians as it commemorates the 170th Anniversary of gning of the Buffalo Creek Treaty of 1842; and EAS, A celebratory event will be held on the historic lands of the o Creek reservation on Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Burchfield Center, in West Seneca, New York; and EAS, The Buffalo Creek Treaty event is held annually to commem- the signing of the 1842 Compromise Treaty that recognized and r restored the Seneca Nation territories of Cattaraugus and Alle- o the possession of the Seneca; the celebration memorializes the icant agreement between the Seneca and the United States govern- o respect and acknowledge the sovereign lands and ensure the Sene- ion of Indians federally-protected treaty rights; and EAS, The Seneca Nation of Indians is a founding member and one of ix tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the Haudeno- ) who own and occupy aboriginal lands in western New York State ere set aside by the Treaty of Canandaigua of 1794; and EAS, The Seneca Nation of Indians has a total population of over enrolled members and currently holds title to multiple territories raugus, Allegany, Oil Spring, Niagara and Buffalo) in New York and EAS, The construction of New York State's Erie Canal in the early - a water route linking trade and transportation between New York and the Great Lakes - made nearby Haudenosaunee lands very attrac- o land speculators and fueled removal threats against the Seneca s; and EAS, Eight years after the enactment of the federal "Indian l Act of 1830", four Seneca reservations remained: Allegany, augus, Buffalo Creek, and Tonawanda; and EAS, Efforts to remove Senecas from their lands culminated with gning of the notorious Buffalo Creek Treaty of 1838, in which all e Seneca lands were sold to the Ogden Land Company, and the Seneca o move out west, to Indian Territory, in lands that are now ; and EAS, This treaty was notorious, even at the time, for being tly fraudulent as bribery, forgery, and deception were used to Seneca member signatures; and EAS, Almost immediately, the Seneca people refused to abide by the , and diplomatic efforts were made to negotiate a new treaty; and EAS, In 1842, a compromise treaty was secured, known as the Second of Buffalo Creek and laid the foundation for much of the Feder- quois relations throughout the 19th century; and EAS, The Buffalo Creek Treaty of 1842 saved for the Seneca people llegany and Cattaraugus reservations, and has governed the Seneca for more than one and a half centuries; and EAS, The Buffalo Creek Treaty of 1842 guarantees the Seneca Nation ople sovereignty; and EAS, The Seneca Nation has a strong record of creating successful ss enterprises in Western New York, employing over 6,500 members n-native Americans, generating over $1 billion in economic growth venues to the western New York region; now, therefore, be it LVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to orate the 170th Anniversary of the signing of the Buffalo Creek of 1842 between the Seneca Nation of Indians and the United of America; and be it further LVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran- d to Robert Odawi Porter, President of the Seneca Nation of Indi- iane Kennedy Murth, Clerk of the Seneca Nation of Indians; and d Nephew, Chair of the Seneca Nation Council.