The Shinnecock Nation received official recognition on Tuesday, 6/15/2010 from the Federal Government. Read about this development in the articles listed below:
U.S. Recognizes and Indian tribe on Long Island, clearing the way for a casino (NYTimes) 6/15/10.
Shinnecock Tribe formally recognized by Federal Government (New York Magazine) 6/15/10.
Shinnecocks receive final word on federal recognition (Southampton Press) 6/15/10.