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...