- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - Tribal leaders are marking the 220th anniversary of the signing of the Canandaigua Treaty.

The Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy signed the peace treaty with the U.S. government on Nov. 11, 1794 in Canandaigua. The Onondaga Nation says its leaders will commemorate the signing Tuesday in that Finger Lakes city along with local and federal officials.

The treaty recognized the sovereignty of the Six Nations. It was signed by leaders representing the Grand Council of the Six Nations and Col. Timothy Pickering, the official agent of President George Washington.

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