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Mohegan

[moh-hee-guh n] /moʊˈhi gən/
noun, plural Mohegans (especially collectively) Mohegan.
1.
a member of a group of Pequot Indians that broke with the Pequot and then fought against them in the Pequot War.
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  • Until lately a few of these heirlooms were cherished in several Mohegan families.

  • The eye of the Great Spirit can see from the clouds—the bosom of Mohegan is bare!

    The Pioneers James Fenimore Cooper
  • In the mean time, Mohegan had been examining, with an Indian's sagacity, the place where the leather thong had been separated.

    The Pioneers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Mohegan dropped his head in his blanket, and sat in silence.

    The Pioneers James Fenimore Cooper
  • He was the God of all men, whether they worshipped him or not,—of pale-face and redskin, of Mohawk and Mohegan.

  • This is the Mohegan name of the pretty lake in the Berkshires now called Pontoosuc.

  • The first interview of Hudson with the Mohegan tribes, took place at the mouth of the river which now bears his name.

    The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • Only two boats could be launched, so swiftly did the Mohegan sink, and one of them was capsized.

    The Cornish Coast (South) Charles G. Harper
  • At the door they separated, Mohegan taking the direct route to the village, while the youth moved toward the lake.

    The Pioneers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Swamp maple is also commonly used by the Mohegan basket-makers, although it is not as durable as either the oak or the ash.

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