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His tribe once controlled huge swaths of what is now New York and Connecticut, but the shrunken reservation presided over by Alan Russell today hosts little more than four mostly dilapidated homes and a pair of rattlesnake dens. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

US Overhauls Process For Recognizing Indian Tribes

His tribe once controlled huge swaths of what is now New York and Connecticut, but the shrunken reservation presided over by Alan Russell today hosts little more than four mostly dilapidated homes and a pair of rattlesnake dens.

08/25/2013

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Patrick: Sen. Brown ‘Bay State Birther’ For Warren Native American Ads

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is calling Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown “a Bay State birther” for running television campaign ads that focus on Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Native American heritage.

10/05/2012

Elizabeth Warren testifies before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services, and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on May 24, 2011. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Warren: Brown Attacking My Native American Family Heritage

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is accusing Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown of launching attacks on her family over her claims of Native American heritage.

05/25/2012

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