Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma
Grove, OK 74344
Toll Free: 866-787-5452
The homeland of both the Seneca and Cayugas originated in what is today the upstate Finger Lakes Region of the state of New York. The Seneca are the western-most members of the League of the Iroquois (Six Nations) know as the "Keepers of the West Door" while the Cayuga located to the east of the Seneca and are referred to as "Younger Brothers" within the League of Six Nations. Also known collectively as "Mingo" or as "Seneca," they are the ancestors of today's Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma.
In 1817 the United States established two reservations for the Ohio Iroquois "Senecas." One was for the Seneca of Sandusky, a mingling of Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga, Mohawk, Erie, Conestoga and others, along the Sandusky River and the second was for a consolidated band of Seneca and Shawnee at Lewistown. Both groups exchanged their Ohio reserves for adjoining land in the Indian Territory in 1831.