Tribe, town agree on reservation boundaries

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the town of Ledyard will sign a formal agreement to outline the boundaries of the tribe's reservation, The New London Day reports.

The tribe has been attacked by the town for attempting to acquire trust lands. The dispute prompted a lawsuit that upheld the tribe's right to follow the land-into-trust process.

The tribe and the town will now sign several maps to agree on the boundaries of the reservation. The paper said the maps will show what is owned by the tribe, in fee and in trust, and what is owned by the town.

Get the Story:
Town, Tribe To Formally Agree On Reservation Boundaries (The New London Day 9/28)

Court Decision:
Connecticut v. Babbitt (September 25, 2000)

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