Seneca-Cayuga Tribe still rolling own cigarettes
The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe remains the only tribe in Oklahoma with its own cigarette manufacturing company.

The Cayuga Tobacco Corp. opened in 1999 and employs about 80 people. The company imports tobacco from Virginia and packages it into about 13,000 cartons of the Skydancer and Texas Republic brands every day.

“This is a tribal enterprise; it belongs to the Senecas,” Chief Paul Spicer told The Tulsa World.

The Seneca-Cayuga are locked in a lawsuit with the state over an escrow fund connected to a nationwide tobacco settlement. Other tribes are waiting on the outcome of the case before starting their own tobacco enterprises.

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Tobacco Rowed (The Tulsa World 9/5)

Relevant Links:
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe - http://www.sctribe.com
Seneca-Cayuga Tobacco Company - http://www.senecacayugatobacco.com

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