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Dislocated, Not Relocated

Senecas’ struggles after Kinzua Dam discussed

March 13, 2013

“Anytime we have a gathering, we have a testimony. We have tears. There is still some pain and it’s inter-generational pain.” That’s the message Dr. Randy A....

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Kinzua1

Mar-14-13 12:14 AM

Debrah, I did not live in Kinzua,but have a deep sorrow for my friends that did. I have done alot of research on the vally,but can not imagine.

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DeborahKittner

Mar-13-13 9:32 AM

Kinzua1 - I was about 4-6 years old when the valley was being cleared of buildings, trees, and as you and the speaker make clear "residents" including the Seneca and other locals. I cannot imagine the trauma experienced to be pushed from your land, your home, your place of nourishment. I grew up boating and fishing on "The Dam" hiking and camping along the shores and into the woods following the "cricks." We enjoyed "places" like "Kinzua Creek," "Morrison Run," and "Sugar Bay" or "Sugar Run." It was not until reading your words above and those in the article that I ever really pictured you living, working, and raising families there. I have grown up knowing these places differently. You, the Seneca, and the researcher have changed my perspective. When I return to Kinzua, Morrison, and Sugar Run, I will see these places as your former homes. I will honor the bond that no others from your towns and the valle

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Kinzua1

Mar-13-13 6:57 AM

Shortly after the meeting came to order,the non-native americans were included.The program was nice ,but as many,I was thinking it was more of the town of Kinzua.It was as always,great to see ex-residents of Kinzua,Morrison and Sugar Run.After all these years,there is still a bond as no other town that I can think of.God Bless Kinzua,It will never die "As the grass shall grow",and that is a promise from the people of the Kinzua Valley,not the U S Government.

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