FROM THE ARCHIVE

Will Pequot tribes be recognized?

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MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2002

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is set to announce its decision on the federal recognition of two Pequot tribes in Connecticut.

Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb said he would finalize a ruling by tomorrow. A delay is possible.

The Eastern Pequot Tribe and the Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Tribe were granted preliminary recognition during the Clinton administration. McCaleb will be issuing a final determination.

The tribes are based on the same reservation. They were recognized by the state in the 1600s.

Connecticut has two federally-recognized tribes: the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Get the Story:
2 Tribes Await Federal Ruling (The Hartford Courant 6/24)
Federal recognition decision crucial to tribes, towns (The Norwich Bulletin 6/24)
Two tribes wait to see whether they exist (The Norwich Bulletin 6/23)
Casino tribes hold the key to any future slots in state (The Norwich Bulletin 6/23)

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