Tribal Unrest Flares Up Again on Saturday Night in Seneca Falls and Union Springs

The unrest between factions inside the Cayuga Indian Nation again boiled over on Saturday night with incidents at Cayuga Indian properties in both Seneca Falls and Union Springs.In Seneca Falls, at the Indian owned Cayuga Corner produce stand at the intersection of Route 89 and Bayard Street Extension, Town of Seneca Falls Police, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies, New York State Police, NYS Park Police, and DEC Police were all at the site to keep order when Cayuga Indian Nation members attempted to block the entrance to the business.While the fruit and vegetable stand are closed for the season, Cayuga Indians have been selling cigarettes at the location. Apparently, the sale of cigarettes is being run by a faction inside the Cayuga Nation that is not controlling operation of the Lakeside Trading gas station and convenience store that is about a quarter of a mile south on Route 89.Meanwhile, at the Lakeside Trading location in Union Springs, extensive law enforcement resources were on site in response to a reported break-in late Saturday evening. Photos from the Union Springs incident are below:Photos by William HechtFor photos from the incident in Seneca Falls, click here.

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