Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 00:06:59
From: Karen J. Gould
Article 1, Section 10 of the Constitution states: No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation...
Article 6 states: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in purusance thereof: and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the Supreme Law of the Land; and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.
Seems pretty clear to me that New York doesn't have the right to "treat" with the Haudenosaunee.
Karen J. Gould
"If people are genuinely interested in honoring Indians, try getting your government to live up to the more than 400 treaties it signed with our nations." ...Glenn T. Morris - Colorado AIM