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Federal Recognition
Wisconsin tribe awaits answer on federal status

The Brothertown Indian Nation of Wisconsin hopes an answer on its federal recognition petition comes soon.

The tribe descends from Pequot and Mohegan communities in southern New England. After moving to New York to live on Oneida territory, the tribe was removed to Wisconsin along with some Oneidas and Mohicans. The tribe had a 23,000-acre reservation but it was allotted to tribal members in 1839.

The tribe applied for federal recognition in 1995 and is on the Bureau of Indian Affairs' "ready" list for consideration.

Get the Story:
Tribe�s status still in doubt (The Appleton Post-Courier 6/27)

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