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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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  • A Mohegan Indian was in advance of all the rest of the company in the pursuit.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • The eye of the Great Spirit can see from the clouds—the bosom of Mohegan is bare!

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

    The Pioneers James Fenimore Cooper
  • More recent, and the best remembered of all, is the wreck of the Mohegan, in 1898.

    The Cornwall Coast Arthur L. Salmon
  • But the friendly Mohegan warriors gathered about the Puritan leaders.

    Famous Indian Chiefs Charles H. L. Johnston
  • He acquired the Mohegan dialect among the converts at Gnadenhtten.

    The Lenp and their Legends Daniel G. Brinton
  • Even the stern features of the Mohegan Sagamore showed that he was touched.

    The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish James Fenimore Cooper
  • This is the Mohegan name of the pretty lake in the Berkshires now called Pontoosuc.

  • It comes from the Mohegan words Apo-keep-sink, meaning a safe, pleasant harbor.

  • Thus the argument derived from the Mohegan instance of the Turtle phratry is invalidated by the opposite and more numerous facts.

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