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Tribal Directory Locations: Connecticut

<p>All of the original inhabitants of Connecticut were Algonquian, the most widespread Native language group, speaking tribes. The first tribes to call what’s now known as Connecticut home included the Mahican, Munsee, Quiripi, Mohegan, Pequot, Nipmuc, and many others. Before European settlers took control of the land, numerous smaller tribes lived in Connecticut as well. Still, the Quiripi and Mohegan tribes had the most extensive territories in the state. However, every tribe practiced relatively similar cultural rituals. During the spring and summer seasons, Connecticut tribes, like the Quiripi, lived in fishing camps along the Connecticut River. Additionally, Native Americans would rely on planting crops like beans, corn, squash, pumpkins, fruits, and nuts to survive. Most of the tribes in the state also traded game and fish and served as guides for European settlers. Today, Connecticut has two federally recognized tribes, the Mashantucket Pequot Nation and the Mohegan Tribe. </p>
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