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Appeal for recognition denied, but chief says efforts won't stop just yet

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The chief of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation said Monday the tribe's quest for federal recognition will not die, despite a federal ruling that rejected claims of undue political influence by Connecticut's top elected officials.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled Monday that evidence the tribe offered against the governor, attorney general and state congressional delegation was "insufficient to raise a claim of 'improper political influence' "