New York Land Claims Late last year, the tiny Indian nation of Cayuga won a federal court decision calling for the State of New York to pay the tribe nearly $250 million in reparations for illegally-acquired land around New York's Finger Lakes. The dispute began more than 200 years ago, but if current land-owners can be convinced to sell their plots to the tribe, an end may be in sight. Jon Miller reports.
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New York Land Claims

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New York Land Claims

New York Land Claims

New York Land Claims

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Late last year, the tiny Indian nation of Cayuga won a federal court decision calling for the State of New York to pay the tribe nearly $250 million in reparations for illegally-acquired land around New York's Finger Lakes. The dispute began more than 200 years ago, but if current land-owners can be convinced to sell their plots to the tribe, an end may be in sight. Jon Miller reports.