Lake of Betrayal film screening and discussion

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Date(s) - 05/19/2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Ganondagan State Historic Site


This important film, ‘Lake of Betrayal” explores the history of the Kinzua Dam on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania and its impact on the Seneca Nation – the effects of which continue to be felt today. Completed in 1965, it was originally proposed to help mitigate flooding in the City of Pittsburg-200 miles downriver, but the 27-mile reservoir that formed behind it inundated vast tracts of Seneca ancestral lands, forcing their removal in breach of the Canandaigua Treaty of 1794, the oldest US-Indian treaty in effect. This film is narrated by Gary Farmer.

In attendance will be filmmakers Paul Lamont, Scott Sackett, and Caleb Abrams for a post-screening discussion. Cost: $6/General Admission; $5/ Friends of Ganondagan members. ​This film screening was generously sponsored by Hon. John C. Ninfo, II.