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Cayuga Nation buys two more parcels

Seneca Falls – According to the Finger Lakes Times, the Cayuga Indian Nation purchased it’s 55th and 56th parcels of land in Seneca County on July 28.The tribe purchased 19.9 acres in two parcels at 2200 Route 89, Seneca Falls, from Thomas and Mary Larzelere.The house and land were purchased for $190,000.The total assessed value of the two parcels is $91,900. This latest acquisition brings the tribes holdings to 1,149.1 acres of land in Seneca County, all but three parcels of that in the town of Seneca Falls. The other three parcels are in Varick.The Nation has paid $9.39 million for the properties which have an assessed value of just $6.1 million. The Cayugas also own 243 acres of land in Cayuga County.The tribe has applied to put 129 acres of land into federal tax-exempt trust. The Tribe also owes more than $300,000 in property taxes on the land it has acquired.

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