Federal Recognition

Montaukett Nation welcomes action on state recognition bill

The Montaukett Indian Nation is moving closer to state recognition in New York.

The tribe lost its status by a state court ruling in 1910. A73-2013, which passed the Assembly on Thursday, sets up a process to evaluate the tribe using the federal recognition criteria developed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

"103 years ago, a New York State Judge declared the Montaukett Indian Nation as 'extinct.' This judicial genocide stood for over a century," the tribe said on its website.

The bill now goes to the state Senate. It could get a vote before the legislative session ends on June 20.

enables the Montaukett Nation to regain the recognition in lost by a state court ruling in 1910.

Get the Story:
State Assembly Clears A Path For Montaukett Recognition (The East Hampton Press 6/14)
Assembly passes bill recognizing Montauketts (Newsday 6/14)

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