Definition of Mohegan in English:
noun (pluralsame or Mohegans)
1A member of an American Indian people formerly inhabiting the western parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts. Compare with Mahican.
- With the advent of war, Plymouth gained support from New England's other colonies and from Mohegans, Pequots, and many Christian Indians.
- Occom led many Christian Mohegans away from Connecticut in 1785, to join with other Christian southern New England tribal members in exodus to Brotherton, New York.
- Mason, one of the founders of Norwich, and a force of Englishmen and Mohegans, are accused of burning down a Pequot village in 1637 during a war with the tribe.
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Relating to the Mohegans or their language.
- Later, during King Philip's War, the colonists battled the Narragansetts with the aid of Mohegan fighters.
- The painted stylized stockade, believed to represent the boundaries of ancestral lands, for instance, is often found on Nipmuc and Mohegan baskets.
- I left the Dartmouth archive saturated with a sense of the tenuousness of Mohegan life in eighteenth-century New England.
from Mohegan, literally 'people of the tidal waters'.
Definition of Mohegan in:
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