UNCASVILLE, Conn. — With the opening of a casino expansion, the Mohegan Tribe is increasing annual stipends for most tribe members from $12,000 to $28,000, the Day of New London reported Thursday.
Sassacus (perhaps the equivalent of Massachuset Sassakusu, ‘he is wild’ (untamed), ‘fierce. ‘ Gerard ). The noted and last chief of the Pequot tribe while yet in their integrity; born near Groton, Conn., about 1560, killed by the Mohawk in New York, June 1637.
Members of the Pequot tribe killed a resident of Connecticut Colony in 1636, and war erupted as a result. The Mohegan and the Narragansett tribes sided with the colonists. Around 1,500 Pequot warriors were killed in battles or hunted down, and others were captured and distributed as slaves or household servants.
Federal Recognition The Mohegan Tribe received formal recognition in March 1994. Membership The Tribe currently includes just over 2,000 members. The Tribe’s Journeys: The story of the Mohegan Nation is similar to that of many other Native tribes.
Mario Kontomerkos was announced Tuesday as the CEO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the company owned by the Mohegan Tribe in Uncasville. Kontomerkos has been the company’s chief financial officer since 2011.
) — The restructuring of Foxwoods Resort Casino’s $2.3 billion in debt has concluded with an out-of-court agreement after four years of negotiations, eliminating $550 million in debt obligations and pushing back debt maturity dates.
Foxwoods is currently the largest casino in the US and the 3rd largest in the world. It has 4 hotels and several gaming areas. Mohegan is smaller and has 1 hotel and 1 gaming area.
: a member of an American Indian people of what is now eastern Connecticut.
Pequot women plant ed corn, squash and beans and also gathered nuts and fruit to eat. Pequot men did most of the hunting. They shot deer, turkeys, and small game, and went fishing on the coast. Pequot Indian recipes included soup, cornbread, and stews.
The most-significant battles of the war then followed, including the Mistick Campaign of May 10–26, 1637 (Battle of Mistick Fort ), during which an expeditionary force of 77 Connecticut soldiers and as many as 250 Native American allies attacked and burned the fortified Pequot village at Mistick.
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The colonists’ Indian allies joined them in battle and helped defeat the Pequot. A series of battles took place from 1636 to 1659 between New Netherlands settlers in New York and several Indian tribes (Lenape, Susquehannocks, Algonquians, Esopus).
As with many American tribes, the Mohicans ‘ traditional ways of life were disrupted by European settlers, and the tribe was forced to move from its homeland, assigned to a distant reservation. Today, there are about 1,500 Mohicans, with roughly half of them living on a reservation in northeastern Wisconsin.
“The Mohawks lived in larger villages while the Mohicans had smaller bands living on both sides of the Hudson, and I’m only suggesting that the Mohicans were living on the lower Mohawk River.
In fact, both tribes still exist today. But there were no Mohicans. The Mahican people (their ancestral name was “Muh-he-con-neok,” or “People of the waters that are never still”) were forced out of the Hudson River Valley into western Massachusetts, around Stockbridge, and called the Stockbridge Indians.