U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


This story is a part of the Native American Blog Series in observance of National Native American Heritage. The Seneca Nation of Indians are the “Keepers of the Western Door” and are called the “Great Hill People” or “O-non-dowa-gah” in their own language. The Seneca people are culturally attached to their ancestral lands, and call the Allegheny River the “Ohi’yo” which translates into “beautiful river”. The Ohi’yo or Allegheny River joins the… Read More

The Penobscot Indian Nation and the Service work along the Penobscot River to restore passage for the Atlantic Salmon and other migratory fish species.