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Mashpee Wampanoag

The Massachusetts town of Mashpee has signed an agreement with the Mashpee Wampanoag Indians. In return or dropping its land claims against the town, and saying that it will never attempt to build a casino there, the tribe gets some key parcels, such as a tribal burial ground, and the pledge of the town to help the tribe in its quest to get more than 500 acres in Middleboro placed in federal trust so they can build a casino there. The agreement was first approved by the town’s selectmen, and then by the voters.