Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe celebrates recognition
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts celebrated its federal recognition on Thursday,

The tribe's recognition became final on Wednesday after going through the Bureau of Indian Affairs process. The tribe is the second in the state with federal status.

Gov. Deval L. Patrick (D) made a surprise appearance at the tribe's gathering in Mashpee. “The governor was in the area, and wanted to stop by and personally congratulate the tribe on recognition,” a spokesperson said.

The tribe is looking for land for an initial reservation.

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Wampanoag tribe wins recognition (The Cape Cod Times 5/25)
No bets taken on casino action (AP 5/25)

Relevant Documents:
DOI Final Determination | Summary of Acknowledgment Cases | R. Lee Fleming Declaration

Only on Indianz.Com:
Federal Recognition Database V2.0 (May 2005)

Relevant Links:
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe - http://mashpeewampanoagtribe.com

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