FROM THE ARCHIVE

Towns really opposed to Pequot tribes

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FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2002

In case the message wasn't clear the first 500 times, three Connecticut towns on Thursday held a press conference to say they oppose the federal recognition of two Pequot tribes.

The towns of Ledyard, North Stonington and Preston released a 110-page document that reiterates their position on the Eastern Pequot Tribe and the Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Tribe. They said they paid about $600,000 for the report but it won't be going anywhere because the comment period on the tribes has ended.

Get the Story:
Towns say tribes fail federal standards (The Norwich Bulletin 3/1)
Towns re-emphasize arguments against Pequots' recognition (The New London Day 3/1)

Relevant Links:
General Statutes of Connecticut, Indians - http://www.cga.state.ct.us/2001/pub/Chap824.htm
Attorney General, Connecticut - http://www.cslib.org/attygenl

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