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Mashpee recognition near

New federal status for tribe could spur Mass. casino effort

Annawon Weeden hugged a fellow Mashpee Wampanoag tribe member at news of preliminary recognition last March. Annawon Weeden hugged a fellow Mashpee Wampanoag tribe member at news of preliminary recognition last March. (Victoria Arocho photo-file 2006)
By Raja Mishra
Globe Staff / February 15, 2007

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Nearly 400 years after their ancestors befriended the Pilgrims, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is expected to win recognition today as a sovereign Native American nation, a historic designation that is likely to build momentum for efforts to bring casino gambling to Massachusetts. (Full article: 1036 words)

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