Before their bloodbath through Massachusetts Puritans in 1637, the Pequots have been preeminent in southern New England. Their position at the japanese Connecticut shore made them very important manufacturers of the wampum required to alternate for furs from the Iroquois. They have been additionally the one Connecticut Indians to oppose the land-hungry English. For these purposes, they turned the 1st sufferers of white genocide in colonial America.
Despite the Pequot battle of 1637, and the greed and overlook in their white associates and "overseers," the Pequots continued of their ancestral place of birth. In 1983 they accomplished federal acceptance. In 1987 they honored the 350th anniversary of the Pequot battle by way of organizing the Mashantucket Pequot old convention, at which special students awarded the articles assembled here.
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