Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation

Kuweeqahsun
Kutaputush Manitoo
Ahkee
Aquene, Womantam, Sampuesseonk
Uyach
 
Good Morning, You are in the Light
Thank you Great Spirit
Land
Peace, Love, Justice
Let it happen
 
The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation (EPTN), also known as the Paucatuck Eastern Pequot, is a historic Connecticut state-recognized Native American tribe. See CT General Statutes Chap. 824, sec. 47-59a, b, 47-65.
 
The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation has continuously occupied and controlled their 224 acre reservation, established in 1683, one of the oldest Native American reservations in the country. The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation reservation is located on Wright Road and Lantern Hill Road in North Stonington, Connecticut. The tribe consists of 1,246 members.
 
The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation’s mission is to protect our sovereignty, conserve and develop our tribal resources, and promote the self-sufficiency of our people and our descendants. The tribe continues to strive to meet these goals for a safe and healthy life for the people and the community. Please visit our website www.easternpequottribalnation.com to review some of our steps on our journey.  
 
This website provides a chronological outline of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation's decades-long pursuit of federal recognition while working with the US Department of the Interior (DOI), grant of federal acknowledgment by DOI and reversal of their decision in three years after an appeal by the State of Connecticut and (29) towns.  See also National Congress of American Indians Resolution. Presently, the tribe is seeking ways to regain their federal acknowledgment status since DOI has not found that the tribe is eligible to apply under the new federal acknowledgment regulations.
 
May the Creator Guide Us,
 
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation, Community Scholars
Pequot Papers, “On Our Own Ground” funded by National Endowment
for the Humanities
 
Katherine Sebastian Dring
Mitchel Ray
Natasha Gambrell
Eustace Lewis
Erica Blocker
Recent DH Items
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Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation
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Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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Colonel Ezra Hewitt's first annual report to the County Court of New London County on Eastern Pequot living conditions
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Community
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation
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Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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A summary of cattle let out on the Eastern Pequot pasture for the benefit of tribal member
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Community
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation
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Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation
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Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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A summons from Ansel Coats, JP, to Constable Cyrus Crary with Crary's return
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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A bond for the assurance of the faithful care and management of the Tribe's lands, etc.