Ga Li E Li Ga!
Congratulations to the Mashpee Wampanoag on their successful fight for federal recognition. The tribe that met the Pilgrims now rejoins the ranks of sovereign nations. And, in a startling contrast to the truculent anti-Indian bigotry of nearby Connecticut, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Senator Edward M. Kennedy and local Congressman William Delahunt all called Chief Vernon "Silent Drum" Lopez to offer good wishes.
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