This Day in History: Narragansett Tribe Regains Federal Recognition 34 Years Ago Today, April 11, 1983

Guest Commentary Published April 11, 2017 Recognition Regained, But Still Seeking Respect Brian Lightfoot Brown In 1880, the State of Rhode Island began the process of illegally detribalizing the Narragansett Indian Tribe.  The state desired tribal lands and pushed for the Narragansett to dissolve their official status as a Native American tribe.  The state argued […]

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Why Won’t You Recognize That We’re Still Here Too?

Guest Commentary Published December 29, 2016 In Indian Country, I have seen what seems to be a trend.  That trend is lack of recognition and acknowledgement of Native American tribes of the eastern coast of the United States, in particular, from the New England region.  It seems that these tribes are largely forgotten, overlooked or […]

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