Mashantuckets celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe Little Fox Dancers from the tribe's child development center dance for a gathering in Rainmaker Square at Foxwoods Resort Casino to mark the first day of Connecticut Native American Heritage Month Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
Members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe Little Fox Dancers from the tribe's child development center dance for a gathering in Rainmaker Square at Foxwoods Resort Casino to mark the first day of Connecticut Native American Heritage Month Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo

Members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe Little Fox Dancers from the tribe's child development center danced for a gathering in Rainmaker Square at Foxwoods Resort Casino Friday to mark the first day of Connecticut Native American Heritage Month.

State Representative Ernest Hewitt addressed the gathering as one of the sponsors of the bill that led to the state recognition.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler, left, visits with Little Fox Dancers from the tribe's child development center, from second from left, Messiah King, 4, Irie Ballard, 4, Mia Parrish, 5, and Eva Beltran, after they danced for a gathering in Rainmaker Square at Foxwoods Resort Casino to mark the first day of Connecticut Native American Heritage Month on Friday.
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler, left, visits with Little Fox Dancers from the tribe's child development center, from second from left, Messiah King, 4, Irie Ballard, 4, Mia Parrish, 5, and Eva Beltran, after they danced for a gathering in Rainmaker Square at Foxwoods Resort Casino to mark the first day of Connecticut Native American Heritage Month on Friday. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo
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