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Niantic tribe

The Niantic (Nehântick or Nehantucket in their language) were a Native American tribe. They lived in the southern parts of present-day Rhode Island and Connecticut. They were part of the Northeastern Woodlands. Their language was part of the Algonquian-language group. There was an Eastern and Western Niantic. The Eastern Niantic were with the Pequot. The Western Niantic were with the Narragansetts. Niantic were forced off of their lands and went to New York and Wisconsin. A couple of dozen of families claimed to be Niantic in the late 20th century. They have asked to be recognized by the US Government.[1]

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  1. Libby, Sam (1998-08-02). "Now the Nehantics Ask U.S. Recognition". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-08-04.