Mount Hope Burial Grounds (Lewiston, NY)

Mount Hope Burial Grounds

Mount Hope Burial Grounds (aka Mount Hope Cemetery) is located on Upper Mountain Rd. on the Tuscarora Reservation. Traditional cemetery iconography can be found on the older tombstones. Many of the more recent tombstones include iconography depicting which clan the deceased was a member of. Tuscarora has seven clans: Deer, Bear, Wolf, Turtle, Snipe, Beaver and Eel.1“Who Will Lead the Tuscarora Nation?,” Indian Country Today, 21 May 2011, HTML edition ( : accessed 23 August 2022).

Tuscarora is a member of the Six Nations: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora. The tribe’s website is:

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