Shinnecock and African heritage
“It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.” –American Indian proverb
THE SHINNECOCK INDIANS OF EASTERN LONG ISLAND.
The Shinnecock Nation is a federally recognized Indian Nation, located on the East End of Long Island adjacent to the Town of Southampton. Federal recognition was achieved October 1, 2010, after thousands of years of documented history on Long Island, and 32 years of struggle with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. As the 565th federal tribe, its banner has taken its place among other tribal flags at the U.S. Department of the Interior, BIA, Hall of Flags, Washington, D.C.
(c) Photo courtesy of Toba Tucker.