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Mashantucket Pequot dancers honor ancestors’ spirits

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Eastern Connecticut Indian tribe members gloried in their ancestors Wednesday and reveled in one thing the ancients didn’t have — air conditioning. “It’s tough out there,” Albert Zamora, a member of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, said after doing a grass dance during the first day of his tribe’s Museum Educational Powwow. “I can stand the heat, but the humidity is tough.”