The Mashantucket Pequots are a tiny tribe of 320 people and untold millions of dollars -- earned at their reservation casino in Ledyard, Connecticut, above. Last week the Smithsonian Museum received $10 million from the Pequots.

There have been other gifts:

Special Olympics World Games 1995 $2 million

Democratic National Committee $500,000

Thames River, Connecticut, fireworks $70,000

Republican National Committee $50,000

Old Mystic, Connecticut, Baptist Church $50,000

Youth Ambassadors baseball team's trip to Cuba $20,000

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) $20,000

Ledyard Mavericks Girls' Softball Team $15,000

Earth Day USA $5,000

Ledyard High School $2,800


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