It took about an hour Friday morning to sell land at the heart of a conflict between the Ganienkeh Indians and Clinton County, N.Y.
Bidders snapped up 11 parcels of land. Their deposits are being held in escrow. That's because Clinton County says the Indians owe $275,000 in back taxes and penalties. The Ganienkehs say the land should not be taxed and they are suing, claiming all property they own is tax-free even if they acquire land anyone else would pay taxes on.
If the Ganienkehs win the suit, bidders at Friday's tax sale will get their deposits back.