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Besides the two Pequot tribes whose federal recognition saga is not quite yet over, a number of other groups in Connecticut are seeking acknowledgment by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Of the petitioning parties, two are state-recognized. They are the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe and the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation.

The Golden Hill Tribe has been refused recognition three times, beginning with former Assistant Secretary Ada Deer. After a number of appeals, Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Anderson in 1999 made a decision to have the tribe's final determination reconsidered.

The Schaghticoke Tribe is on a court-ordered timetable to have its status finalized by June 2003.

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Six tribes in eastern Connecticut and two in nearby Massachusetts are seeking recognition (The Norwich Bulletin 8/3)

Today on Indianz.Com:
State: Pequot Tribes aren't real (8/3)

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