from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting eastern Connecticut, with present-day descendants in southeast Connecticut and Wisconsin. The Mohegan broke away from the Pequot in the early 17th century under the leadership of Uncas.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Algonquian language of the Mohegan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Mohican.
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Often these two groups were thought of as one group, but the name Mohegan probably referred to a particular Pequot clan that eventually gained control of the Pequot Nation.
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The Mohegan tribal authority also operates a slot machine and harness-racing facility called Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Schumer and Rep. Nydia Velazquez requested the report after a bus carrying gamblers back to Chinatown from the Mohegan Sun casino crashed in the Bronx in March.
Under the plan, the Mohegan Sun Gaming Authority will operate video slot machines, a 258-room hotel and a racetrack.
A long-stalled plan to transform a legendary Catskills hotel into a $600 million casino got a boost after the Westchester developer, Louis Cappelli , reached a partnership agreement with the operators of the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
"We will be a small equity owner," said Mitchell Etess , chief executive of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority.
The Mohegan Sun Gaming Authority already owns and operates two casinos in Connecticut and in Pennsylvania.
Earlier this year Mr. Cappelli tapped the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, the operator of the Mohegan Sun Casino, to run the proposed casino.
The deal with the Mohegan tribe "gives him more credibility," he added.
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