SHINNECOCK INDIANS OF EASTERN LONG ISLAND - Bridge between American Indians and Black Americans

RUBEN VALDEZ & CORTLAND CUFFEE with Tuwesu. Shinnecock & African heritage.  (c) Photo courtesy of Toba Tucker.

RUBEN VALDEZ & CORTLAND CUFFEE with Tuwesu. Shinnecock & African heritage.  (c) Photo courtesy of Toba Tucker.

BRIDGING THE GAP: Contemporary Realities, Our Ancestral Past, & Our Liberated Future

The Shinnecock Nation is one of the living proof of the historical alliances between American Indians and Black Americans.

SHINNECOCK INDIANS OF EASTERN LONG ISLAND.
The Shinnecock Nation is a federally recognized American Indian Nation, located on the East End of Long Island adjacent to the Town of Southampton. Federal recognition was achieved October 1, 2010, after thousands of years of documented history on Long Island, and 32 years of struggle with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. As the 565th federal tribe, its banner has taken its place among other tribal flags at the U.S. Department of the Interior, BIA, Hall of Flags, Washington, D.C.
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