Super-rich Hamptons: On Stolen Native American Land

The Hamptons, a playground for the super-rich, is built on stolen Native American land. In 1640, English settlers purchased the land from the Montaukett tribe for a mere 20 coats, a kettle, and some wampum. This transaction was a clear violation of Native American sovereignty and has had lasting consequences for the Montauketts. The tribe was forced to relocate to a reservation on the eastern end of Long Island, where they have faced poverty, discrimination, and environmental degradation. Today, the Montauketts are fighting to reclaim their ancestral lands and preserve their culture.