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 (kā-yo͞o′gə, kī-)
n. pl. Cayuga or Ca·yu·gas
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the shores of Cayuga Lake in west-central New York, with present-day populations in Ontario, western New York, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma. The Cayuga are one of the five original tribes of the Iroquois confederacy.
2. The Iroquoian language spoken by the Cayuga.
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In 1779 an expedition was sent against the hostile Indians, who dwelt about a hundred miles west of Otsego, on the banks of the Cayuga.
The Senecas and the Cayugas were faced with deadly epidemics, poverty and starvation, and the rapacious activities of sharks such as the Ogden Land Company, which was intent on dispossessing the Indians.
Clark Caswell's classic is about the life and labors of Asher and Laura Wright, two extraordinary missionaries among the Seneca and Cayuga Indians.
In the last instance he is too critical of the attorneys for the Cayugas, claiming they lacked the will or skills to succeed.
Seibel has confirmed that 348 ballots were sent out; with 299 Cayugas receiving ballots (49 were returned with invalid addresses).
Empire has advanced funds to the Cayuga Nation from time-to-time to help the Cayugas fund governmental activities not covered by other resources.
31) By September 1753, during the great Council of the Six Nations held at Onondaga, the Cayugas resolved to a "'strengthening [of] their castle' by taking in the Tedarighroones.
In keeping with the dictates and constitution of the Hodenosaunee, the Cayugas as their political sponsors, promised the Tuteloes the preservation of their native customs and freedom of religion.
Now we can start building a better future for all Cayugas," said newly elected Council Member Gary Wheeler.
A voice for all Cayugas and accountability, that's our pledge to Nation members," Gary Wheeler stated.
NASDAQ: NYNY) today affirmed that it is continuing its efforts to develop a casino for the Cayuga Nation of New York following a decision by the Federal 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
We continue to be confident that the State of New York will find a way to achieve the right result for the Cayuga Nation and other Native American governments and that this project can be fully approved and satisfy all the legal requirements.