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    Trumbull, Connecticut (AP)

    Aurelius H. Piper, Sr., hereditary chief of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe, passed away the morning of Aug. 3 of natural causes on the tribe’s reservation in Trumbull, tribal officials said. He was 92.

    Known as Big Eagle, Piper was named chief in 1959 by his mother, Chieftess Rising Star, and later took over residence and care of the tribe’s one-quarter acre reservation in Trumbull.

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