Teaching Native American Studies

Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribal Nation

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation 

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(Western) Pequot Tribal Nation

From 1636 to 1638, in what is now known as the Pequot War, the English colonists attempted to commit genocide against the Pequot. Through their resilience and deep connection to their homeland, the Western Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation was able to reclaim some of their land after the Pequot War. In 1683, a Mashantucket Pequot reservation was officially created in Ledyard. Against all odds, in the 1970s the tribe was able to breathe life back into their community and culture and now is a thriving tribal nation. Lesson materials are divided into the following three categories:

European Invasion Impact   Pequot War   Treaty of Hartford