Congressman John Saylor at a ceremony making him an honorary member of the Seneca Nation, September 15, 1962.
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Congressman John Saylor at Indian ceremony

Credit: Special Collections and Archives, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

In appreciation for his opposition to construction of the Kinzua Dam, the Seneca Nation made Johnstown Congressman John Saylor an honorary member its tribe in September 1962.  A firm believer in the value of America's unspoiled landscapes, Saylor introduced the bill that became National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.

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