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Tribe says Connecticut owes it $613M for land taken in 1800s


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut-based Native American tribe is suing the state for at least $613 million in damages for land it says was taken from the tribal reservation more than a century ago.

The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation said in the suit filed Thursday the state took 2,000 acres it was managing for the tribe without compensation between 1801 and 1918.

Attorney Austin Tighe, a lawyer representing the Kent-based tribe, said the Schaghticokes still don't have a full accounting of the property from the state and that the actual amount may be more than $613.


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