Wednesday, March 07, 2007

New Indian tribe

No, they're not really "new," the Mashpee Wampanoag on Cape Cod have been there a long time; they were the ones who welcomed the Pilgrims after all. But like many New England Indians they were so overwhelmed by white immigration that they retreated into the background, and weren't recognized as an "offical" Indian tribe by the U.S. government. After a legal battle of many years though that changed recently, with their case receiving a postitive ruling.
(Pictured here - members of the tribal council hearing the news of their success)

Like to learn more about these interesting people? There's lots of ways actually: type Mashpee in our catalog, search for articles in the Finding Articles section of our web page...

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