Pequot leaders confident of victory
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The leaders of the Eastern Pequot tribes said they were confident their historic federal status would be upheld despite a challenge from the state of Connecticut.

Marcia Jones Flowers is chairwoman of the Eastern Pequot Tribe. James A. Cunha Jr. is chairman of the Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Tribe. Both tribes have resided on a 224-acre reservation since the 17th century.

The tribes currently have separate governments and are working on a new structure pending final recognition.

Get the Story:
State ready to appeal Pequot decision (The Norwich Bulletin 9/13)
Blumenthal, 3 towns will appeal tribe's recognition (The New London Day 9/13)

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McCaleb challenged on recognition (9/13)

Relevant Documents:
Blumenthal Announcement (9/12) | Rowland Statement (9/12) | McCaleb Issues Final Determination to Acknowledge the Historical Eastern Pequot Tribe (BIA 6/24)

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