The Cayuga Nation of New York is a federally recognized tribe of Cayuga people, based in New York, United States. The other tribes with Cayuga members are Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma and the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation. The name Cayuga means 'People of the Great Swamp.' They belong to the Iroquoian language family, and were one of the original the Five Nations of the League of the Iroquois, who traditionally lived in New York. The Five Nations were the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Cayuga. When the Tuscarora joined the Iroquois Confederation in 1722, the confederacy was known as the Six Nations. In early times, the Cayuga lived primarily between Owasco Lake and Cayuga Lake, which lay between the territory of the Onondaga and Seneca.
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