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n. pl. Pequot or Pe·quots
1. A member of a Native American people of eastern Connecticut. The Pequot and the Mohegan were the same people until the Mohegan broke away under Uncas in the early 1600s.
2. The Algonquian language of the Pequot, dialectally related to Mohegan and Montauk.

Pe′quot adj.
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The casino, officially called Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, which is wholly owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, has had major financial troubles.
The company said that these new contracts include projects to be completed for University of California Davis, Los Medanos College, Sutter Health, Enfield Police Department, Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Toms River Police Department, National Grid, Duquesne Light, Constellation Energy, Peoples Natural Gas, Taubman Centers, Columbia Soil & Water Conservation District, Siemens, Milford Police Department, University of Connecticut, Avon Water Company, University of Massachusetts and Kiewit Corporation.
[section] 7-169(i) (1974), invalidated by Mashantucket Pequot Tribe v.
In hopes of making a contribution to more established Native American leadership theory, this study examined the leadership perspective of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe located in northeastern United States.
(113.) See LIGHT AND RAND, CASINO COMPROMISE, supra note 1, at 91 (reporting Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun generated $2 billion in 2003); RAND AND LIGHT, LAW AND POLICY, supra note 6, at 134-35 (characterizing Foxwoods' Mashantucket Pequot Tribe as national gaming player); Pierce, supra note 103 (describing advent of casino gambling in Connecticut through IGRA "loopholes").
Under the leadership of the legendary sachem Robin Cassasinamon, those Pequots placed under the rule of the Mohegans were in 1666 granted a three-thousand-acre reservation at the headwaters of the Mystic River and became known as the Western or Mashantucket Pequot Tribe. The Pequots who had been living under the Narragansetts were eventually established as the Eastern or Pawcatuck Pequot Tribe.
He was smart enough to negotiate a piece of the action from the gambling industry sponsors of a reinvented Mashantucket Pequot tribe. In exchange for the old state-tribal gambling compact, the deal gives Connecticut 25 percent of the slot action at the Foxwoods Casino.
"It used to be, 'Someone said my grandmother was an Indian,'" says Joyce Walker, the clerk who regularly turns away DNA petitioners for the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, which operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.
Federal legislation approved the settlement and extended recognition to the Mashantucket Pequot tribe. Some residents of North Stonington, the town just outside the reservation, were angry that the tribe received Federal Recognition directly from Congress rather than through the BIAs Federal Acknowledgement Process.
With this book, Jeffrey Benedict has launched a frontal assault on the Mashantucket Pequot tribe. He is making war not with weapons but with words.
There's something bizarre about the $2.5 billion annual take of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe's casino in Connecticut.