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The Montaukett Indian Nation

Earlier this week, we published a letter that "Chief" Robert" "Straight Arrow" Cooper had lawyers send to a handful local officials and Lawrence Cooke. The note outlined the Montaukett Indian Nation's opposition to proposed native american museum that Mr. Cooke hopes to build in Montauk. However, it turns out that Mr. Cooper has absolutely no authority to speak on behalf of the Montauketts and they're actually in favor of the museum. A letter written by Robert Pharaoh, the current the Chief/Sachem of the Montaukett Indian Nation, both reiterates this support and publicly challenges Mr. Cooper to demonstrate his continued claims of leadership. Here's the letter in its entirety (Warning, PDF)...it's definitely worth a read if you have the time. [Curbed Hamptons]