Petition for Federal Acknowledgement
July 1, 1998
Kathleen J. Bragdon, Kim Burgess, Barbara Madison, William S.Simmons, William Stama, Marcia Flowers, and Tribal Geneologist
We present our Petition for Federal Acknowledgement to the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs). We believe that the seven sections of the document and its supporting material taken together address the breadth and scope of complexities inherent in the Eastern Pequot Indians of Connecticut. Our petition clearly defines those complexities which are not unique to Eastern tribes in general, since they result from the myriad impacts of more than four hundred years since our first contact with peoples whom today comprise the majority cultures of the American society.