Denied Conn. tribe considers new round of suits
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The Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe might revive its claim to more than 700,000 acres of land in Connecticut and file a lawsuit alleging state mismanagement of its trust lands.

The tribe was denied preliminary federal recognition last month by acting assistant secretary Aurene Martin. Its land claim suits were put on hold pending the decision while a trust lawsuit would be a new venture.

"What we would be saying to the state is that you allowed the illegal dispersal and divestment of the tribe's lands," a lawyer for the tribe told The Danbury News-Times. "And because you have a fiduciary responsibility in relation to the land, you owe the tribe restitution."

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