State urges fight on Eastern Pequot land claim

The Connecticut attorney general is urging a property owner to fight a land claim by the Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Tribe.

The tribe placed claims on two properties in the town of North Stonington. One of them is owned by Patricia J. Berg while the other is owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says Berg should challenge the claim in court because the Eastern Pequots do not have federal recognition. The Bureau of Indian Affairs rejected the tribe in October 2005, overturning favorable decisions made during the Clinton and Bush administrations.

Berg's property has been on the market but a realtor says no one will buy it due to the land claim.

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AG Urges Fighting Land Claim (The New London Day 3/30)

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