The Hassanamisco Nipmuc Band is the original state acknowledged Nipmuc tribe as stated in the 1976 Dukakis Executive Order, Section I.
In May of 1995, the Hassanamisco Band, the Chaubunagungamaug Band, and Nipmucs associated with the Nipmuc Tribal Acknowledgement Project (NTAP) designated the Nipmuc Nation organization as the vehicle to facilitate federal recognition. The Chaubunagungamaug withdrew from the Nipmuc Nation in 1996 and many Nipmucs were removed from the Nipmuc Nation tribal roll in 2002, leaving only the current Hassanamisco Band.
After careful consideration, the Hassanamisco Nipmuc Band Council believes that the best way for the Nipmuc community to thrive and remain a strong and united people is by severing ties with the defunct Nipmuc Nation organization and the Nipmuc Nation Tribal Council, Inc.
Nipmuc families that were removed in 2002 are now restored to the Hassanamisco Nipmuc tribal roll. We are determined to secure a future for our people by embracing our ancestral values of community and culture. The Hassanamisco Nipmuc Band Council affirms its commitment to support all Nipmuc People and to always act in the best interest of the Nipmuc community.