The Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton is the home of the sovereign Shinnecock Nation, federally recognized…More since Oct. 1, 2010. It includes public businesses along Montauk Highway, but the rest of the reservation is residential and private. Only Shinnecocks and invited guests may drive into the reservation. However, every year during Labor Day weekend, the tribe holds a pow wow open to the public, with an admission fee. The pow wow includes native dance competitions and vendors selling traditional Native American food, art, clothing and crafts.
The tribe is governed by an elected council of three trustees.
To write the Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribal Office, address letters to P.O. Box 5006, Southampton, NY 11969.
U.S. Representative Tim Bishop - Southampton office 137 Hampton Rd, Southampton, NY11968 Congressman Tim Bishop, a Southampton native, has been a U.S. representative since 2003. Bishop's Southampton office…More offers constituent services such as help in dealing with federal government agencies, answering questions about Social Security and Medicare, addressing problems with the U.S. Postal Service or Internal Revenue Service and immigration and citizenship assistance. Bishop's caseworkers can also help in obtaining military records or securing service medals. Constituents may write to the congressman here or call to ask for a face-to-face meeting or event appearance.