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Federal Recognition
Editorial: Tribe has one 'last shot' at recognition


"The Schaghticoke tribe had sought federal recognition since 1981 when it got it in 2003 and then lost it this year. Now the Bureau of Indian Affairs has granted the tribe yet another shot at recognition. This has gone on long enough. If the tribe can't establish its legitimacy this time, that should be the end of it.

The BIA issued a negative preliminary finding in December 2002. But in January 2004, the BIA reversed itself.

In May, the BIA reversed itself again, withdrawing recognition.

Now the BIA has offered the Schaghticokes the opportunity to submit 'historical documents or historical evidence concerning marriages of Schaghticoke members.'"

Get the Story:
Editorial: Schaghticokes' last shot (The Norwich Bulletin 7/12)

IBIA Decisions:
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation | Schaghticoke Tribal Nation

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Federal Recognition Database V2.0 (July 2004)

Relevant Links:
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation - http://www.schaghticoke.com
Interior Board of Indian Appeals Decisions - http://www.ibiadecisions.com

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