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Mohegan - An Algonquian tribe which formerly occupied most of the valley of the Thames River in Connecticut.  They are not to be confused with the Mahican, or Mohican, who lived farther west near the upper Hudson River.  however, it is believed that the two tribes are related.  The name of each means "wolf" in the different dialects.  The noted chief of the Mohegan was Uncas.

Some are said to survive as mixed bloods in their old town of Mohegan, Connecticut.  There is also a town named for their chief, Uncasville, on the Thames River in Connecticut.  There is a Mohegan in West Virginia, and a Mohegan lake in New York, although the latter is said to actually be named for the Mahican.
 

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