Mohican

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Mohicans
Muhhekunneuw
Mohican distribution map.svg
Historical territory of the Mohicans
Total population
c. 3,000
Regions with significant populations
 United States (Shawano County, Wisconsin)
Languages
English, Mohican
Religion
Moravian Church
Related ethnic groups
Lenape, Munsee, Abenaki

The Mahicans (also Mohicans) are a Native American tribe. They are part of the Northeastern Woodlands. They spoke an Algonquian language. They originally settled around the Hudson River. There was conflict with the Mohawk during the Beaver Wars. As a result, many Mahicans moved to Massachusetts after 1680. They settled with tribes of the Lenape. Mahicans moved later to New York and joined the Oneida for several decades. The remaining descendants moved to northeastern Wisconsin during the 1820s and 1830s.[1][2] The tribe's name for itself was Muhhekunneuw, or "People of the River." In the late 20th century, several tribes wanted their lands in New York back. In 2010, Governor David Paterson made a deal with the Stockbridge-Munsee. They could have some land a build a casino.

Notable members[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mohican" (history), Encyclopædia Britannica, 2007, webpage: EB-Mohicans Archived 2007-06-24 at Archive.today.
  2. "Mahican" (history), Encyclopædia Britannica, 2007, webpage: EB-Mahican[permanent dead link].