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Mohegan Culture and History

As a complement to our Mohegan language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Mohegan people and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Mohegan history is interesting and important, but the Mohegans are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern authors as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Mohegan Websites

Mohegan Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Mohegan Indian language.
Mohegan Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Mohegan culture.
Mohegan Legends:
    Collection of Mohegan Indian legends and folktales.

Tribal and Community Links

The Mohegan Tribe:
    Official website of the Connecticut Mohegans.
Pequot Museum:
    Tribal museum of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, with artifacts from Pequot and Mohegan history.
Mohegan Sun Casino:
    Homepage of the Mohegan casino.

Maps of Mohegan Lands

New England Tribal Map:
    Map of early Mohegan and other New England Indian territory.
Massachusetts Indian Map * Connecticut Indian Map * New York Indian Map:
    Tribal maps showing the original territory of the Niantic, Nipmuc, Pequot, and Mohegan Indians.

Mohegan Lifestyle and History

Mohegan History:
    Tribal history of the Mohegan Indians.
Mohegan Indian History:
    Overview of the Mohegan tribe's history, with links to genealogical resources.
The Montauk and Shinnecock Indians:
    Online photoessay on the history and traditions of the Long Island Mohegan tribes.
Keeping Cultures Alive * A Devastated People:
    Articles on the Montaukett, Shinnecock, and other Mohegan tribes of Long Island.
New England Indian Clothing * American Indian Clothes * Hair Roach * Native American Hairstyles:
    Sketches and photographs of traditional Mohegan clothing.
Mohegan Pow-Wow Photographs * Mohegan Powwow Video:
    Photos and a video from contemporary Mohegan powwows.
Mohegan Flag * Mashantucket Pequot Flag:
    Flags of the Mohegan and Pequot tribes.
Four Directions: Mohegan:
    Timeline and links about Mohegan history.
Mohegan Legends:
    Collection of Mohegan and Pequot Indian legends and folktales.
American Indian Spirituality:
    Advice for people researching traditional Mohegan religion and other native spirituality.

Mohegan Genealogy

Ancestor Search:
    Online lookup of Mohegan and other Indian records through the Archives genealogy service.
Montauk Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Montauk Indian descendants.
Native American Heritage:
    Direction for those seeking Mohegan and other American Indian ancestors.

Mohegan Literature and Arts

William Apess:
    Background, bibliography and links for the Pequot author.
Native American Authors: Mohegan Nation:
    Two Mohegan authors, their lives and work.
Fidelia Fielding:
    19th-century diaries by the last Mohegan speaker, published online in PDF format.
American Indian Art:
    Information, photographs and links about Mohegan and other native art.

Books for sale on the Mohegans

Dawnland Voices:
    A great anthology of writing by New England Native Americans, including several Mohegan authors.
A Vocabulary of Mohegan-Pequot:
    Mohegan glossary for sale.
History of the Indians of Connecticut:
    Thorough overview of the many Mohegan tribes of Connecticut.
The Pequot War * The Pequots in Southern New England:
    History of the Mohegan and Pequot Indians.
Uncas: First of the Mohegans:
    Biography of the 17th-century Mohegan sachem.
To Do Good to my Brethren:
    Biography of the 18th-century Mohegan preacher Joseph Johnson.
Samson Occom and the Christian Indians of New England:
    Biography of the 18th-century Mohegan educator.
On Our Own Ground * A Son of the Forest and Other Writings:
    The works of 19th-century Pequot author William Apess.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Mohegans and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Mohegan Tribe * Mohegan * Mohegan People:
   Encyclopedia article about the Mohegans.
   Mohegan * Mohican and/or Mohegan:
   Mohegan links.

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