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image located by Valentin Poposki, 1 February 2020
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, also known as the People of the First Light, has
inhabited present day Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island for more than
12,000 years. After an arduous process lasting more than three decades, the
Mashpee Wampanoag were re-acknowledged as a federally recognized tribe in 2007.
In 2015, the federal government declared 150 acres of land in Mashpee and 170
acres of land in Taunton as the Tribe’s initial reservation, on which the Tribe
can exercise its full tribal sovereignty rights. The Mashpee tribe currently has
approximately 2,600 enrolled citizens.
Here are former flag, and updated version from 2017 which had added line at the bottom "PEOPLE OF THE FIRST LIGHT".
Valentin Poposki, 14 August 2019
image located by Valentin Poposki, 14 August 2019