For too long scholars have ignored the origins, deliberations, findings and overall significance of the American-British Claims Arbitration Tribunal that operated from 1910 to 1926, which heard a longstanding case involving New York State treaty obligations to the Grand River Cayugas. Also at this time Deskaheh, a Grand River Cayuga sachem, was bringing Hodinöhsö:ni’ (Haudenosaunee/Iroquois Confederacy/Six Nations) grievances to the League of Nations. This article traces the connections between these two cases, part of a larger Hodinöhsö:ni’ effort over the last century to assert sovereignty and gain international recognition for their nationhood as transnational peoples.
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The Grand River Cayugas and International Arbitration, 1910–1926
Laurence M. Hauptman
Laurence M. Hauptman
Laurence M. Hauptman is SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the State University of New York, New Paltz, where he taught Native American history for forty years. The author of numerous books and articles on the Six Nations, Hauptman has testified as an expert witness before committees of both houses of Congress and in the federal courts and has served as a historical consultant for the Wisconsin Oneidas, the Senecas, the Cayugas, and the Mashantucket Pequots.
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American Indian Culture and Research Journal (2021) 45 (2): 39–64.
Laurence M. Hauptman; The Grand River Cayugas and International Arbitration, 1910–1926. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 1 April 2021; 45 (2): 39–64. doi: https://doi.org/10.17953/aicrj.45.2.hauptman
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