The history of the Mashantucket Pequots

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The Moccasin is on the Other Foot
By Pablo (Paul) Bristol, April 1995. Richard (Skip) Hayward, Chairman of the Tribal Council of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, made a deal with then Governor Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. Weicker, when a US Senator in the early '80s, had fought hard for the tribe's recognition, but as Governor he took the position that he didn't want gambling at the tribal reservation, Mashantucket. The initial high stakes bingo and financing casino expansion.
Mashantucket Pequots win again!!!
By Pablo Bristol, Cyber.Tribe, 2 October 1995. Concerning their est shment of a gambling casino in Connecticut.
Pequots Seek Larger Reservation
By Lyn Bixby, The Hartford Courant, 20 February 1999. The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a tentative appeal of a landmark federal court ruling that bars the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe from expanding its reservation beyond boundaries set by Congress.
Powwow Displays, Promotes Indian Culture: Public Given Peak At Native Traditions
By Rick Green, The Hartford Courant, 23 August 2002. The 10th annual Schemitzun festival sponsored by the Mashantucket Pequot Indian tribe. A big, noisy state fair a few miles from the Pequots' Foxwoods Resort, the world's largest casino. Schemitzun stands out as the best powwow on the East Coast.
Pequot Leadership To Change: Reels Won't Seek Re-Election As Mashantuckets' Chairman
By Rick Green, The Hartford Courant, 11 October 2002. With his tribe and casino facing both new threats and fresh opportunity, Mashantucket Pequot Chairman Kenneth M. Reels said he would step aside for a younger leader to take our tribe to the next level of determination, with the guidance and assistance of the body of the Tribal Council and membership.