The Shinnecock Indian Nation is a federally recognized tribe, headquartered in Suffolk County, New York, on the south shore of Long Island. Shinnecock are an Algonquian people from Long Island. They now reside on the Shinnecock Reservation within the geographic boundaries of Southampton on the east end of Long Island. The Shinnecock were recognized by the United States government in June, 2010 after a 30-year court battle. The Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, George T. Skibine issued the final determination of the tribe's recognized status on June 13, 2010. The Shinnecock Indian Reservation is a self-governing reservation.
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