Shinnecock is Federally Recognized Tribe

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In this June 15, 2005 file photo, Shinnecock Indian Nation trustee James Eleazer, Jr., third from right, addresses the media as tribal Chairman Randy King, center and Charles Smith, left, listen outside court in Central Islip, N.Y., where King filed papers claiming tribal ownership of 3,600 acres of land in Southampton, N.Y. Members of the small Indian tribe on New York’s Long Island were celebrating with prayers and song Tuesday June 15, 2010 after receiving notification from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs that it has been formally recognized as a tribe. (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)

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