Towns criticize Eastern Pequot Tribe
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Three Connecticut towns on Tuesday criticized the Eastern Pequot Tribe, saying the tribe should share documents on its federal recognition petition.

The towns claim the tribe's refusal is what forces them to do their own studies. Last year, a Bureau of Indian Affairs researcher criticized the towns for submitting unreliable evidence about the tribe.

The towns said the Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Tribe has agreed to share information.

The public comment period on the two tribes' petitions closes tomorrow. Both were granted preliminary recognition and a federal judge has ordered the BIA to make a final determination by the end of the year.

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