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Dear Ms. Smith,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
The Pequot were largely decimated prior to the establishment of the United States. By the time of the removal of eastern tribes in the 1830s, the Pequots are said to have numbered in the tens. Their members were largely not captured in the later American Indian censuses nor were they assigned a BIA agency as they were not federally recognized until 1983. Today they are administered by the BIA’s Eastern Regional Office.
We suggest that you seek information about the Pequot and your family at the Connecticut State Library, the Connecticut Historical Society, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation website, and the Mohican Culture & History website.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
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Thank you so much for your assistance. Yes, I believe that she was in the earlier years of the Connecticut settlers. She was called Leota and I was told by several oral traditions that she was a Princess in the tribe. With that information, I had hoped that more emphasis might be placed on her status and, therefore, recognition. I will contact those sites and see what I can find. Thank you so much for your generous assistance.
The Pequots are called the Mashantucket Pequots and they are a different tribe than the Mohegans. The idea of there being "princesses" in the Eastern tribal groups is a myth of the Europeans who came into the area.