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Power on Their Own Terms: Tribal Utilities and Energy Self-Sufficiency

On August 9, 1961, President John F. Kennedy wrote to the Seneca Nation of Indians to reject their calls for halting construction of the Kinzua Dam on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania. Kennedy acknowledged the “very deep sentiments” over the Seneca Nation’s loss of nearly 10,000 acres within their Allegheny Reservation, “lands,” he observed, “which […]