Reclaiming Ohi:yo'- Restoring the Altered Landscape of the Beautiful River

Additional Resources

The following are additional resources that can provide more in depth information that is perhaps not included within our exhibit.

Blue-Green Algal Blooms

USGS. 2018. Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs). Online at:

EPA. 2015a. Nutrient Policy and Data/ Control and Treatment [of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms]. Accessed online at:

Visser, P.M., J.M.H. Verspagen, G. Sandrini, L.J. Stal, H.C.P. Matthijs, T.W. DAVIS, H.W. Paerl, and J. Huisman. 2016. How rising CO2 and global warming may stimulate harmful cyanobacterial blooms. Harmful Algae 54:145-159 (DOI:10.1016/j.hal.2015.12.006).

Song, H., L.X. Coggins, E.S.Reichwaldt, and A. Ghadouani. 2015. The Importance of Lake Sediments as a Pathway for Microcystin Dynamics in Shallow Eutrophic Lakes. Toxins 7:900-918.

United States Department of Agriculture. 2007. Allegheny National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan.

NYSDEC. 2016a. Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Online at:

Harmful Algal Blooms: Tiny Organisms with a Toxic Punch, National Ocean Service: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Online at:


Water Safety Plans: Managing drinking-water quality from catchment to consumer (2005), Water, Sanitation and Health Protection and the Human Environment, World Health Organization, Online at:


Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water: A guide to their public health consequences, monitoring and management (1999), World Health Organization, Online at:

Guidelines for Safe Recreational Water Environments: Volume 1- Coastal and Fresh Waters (2003), World Health Organization, Online at:


Environmental Impacts 

NYSDEC. 2017. Impacts of Climate Change in New York. Online at:

Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Web Soil Survey. Available online at the following link:

GIS Dept. Story Map, Available online at: Today's Allegany Territory Overlayed by 1960's pre-Kinzua Dam Aerial Imagery.

GIS Dept. Story Map, Seneca Nation of Indians-WRWG Application, Available online at:​

Invasive Species

NRCS. 2007. Managing Japanese Knotweed, Factsheet #4. Online at:

NYSDEC. 2014. 6NYCRR Part 575, Prohibited and Regulated Invasive Species. Online at:

Seneca Nation of Indians. 1999. Cultural Plants and Trees – A study of the proposed US Route 219 Corridor.

Restoration and Resiliency Projects 

Seneca Nation. 2017a. Seneca Nation of Indians Fish Hatchery. Online at:

National Research Council. 1999. New Directions in Water Resources Planning for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Washington, DC: The National Academics Press.

"H.R. 6- 99th Congress: Water Resources Development Act of 1986." August 26, 2018 <

Fracking along Ohi:yo' Headwaters

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Mar 18, 2018. At Allegheny River's headwaters, treatment plant for fracking wastewater stirs debate. Online at:

Buffalo's NPR News Station WBFO 88.7. Mar 22, 2018. Discharge plan could harm the Allegheny River and the life it supports. Online at: ​

The Niagara Reporter. Jan 26, 2018. Proposal to dump Pegula Frackwater in Allegheny River upstream of NY's southern tier advances. Online at:

Olean Times Herald. Jan 27, 2018. Senecas call for denial of proposed wastewater treatment facility in Potter Co. Online at:

Environmental Health News. Mar 30, 2018. Seneca Nation takes on Pittsburgh startup to defend the Allegheny River. Online at:

Kinzua Dam 

Tribal Relations-Seneca File Unit. Record Group 75: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1793-1999, General Records, 1938-1949, Textural records housed at the National Archives at New York (RE-NY). National Archives Identifier 7553744. 

Task Force File: Kinzua Dam File Unit. Philleo Nash Papers, 1925-1998 Collection, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Files, 1961-1966. Textual records housed at the Harry S. Truman Library. National Archives Identifier 1700231. 

Ne'Ho Níyo' Dë:Nö', That's What It Was Like, 1986, Volume 1, Seneca Nation Curriculum Development Project, Seneca Nation Education Department, Seneca Nation of Indians. Copies can be purchased at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. 

Ne'Ho Níyo' Dë:Nö', That's What It Was Like, 1989, Volume 2, Seneca Nation Curriculum Development Project, Seneca Nation Education Department, Seneca Nation of Indians. Copies can be purchased at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. 

Lake of Betrayal (Documentary) (2017) Online at:

In the Shadow of Kinzua: The Seneca Nation of Indians Since World War II (2014), Lawrence M. Hauptman, Syracuse University Press. 

"Dam Building and Treaty Breaking: The Kinzua Dam Controversy, 1936-1958", Paul C. Rosier, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 119, no. 4 (Oct. 1995), pp. 342-368,

Broken Treaties, Collaborative Archives Project, digital exhibit. Online at: