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 the same area. The Pequot and the Mohegan were the same people until the Mohegan broke away under Uncas in the early 17th century.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Algonquian language of the Pequot, dialectally related to Mohegan and Montauk.
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- n. One of a tribe of Native Americans who formerly inhabited eastern Connecticut.
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The gruesome death of John Oldham touched off a period of violence between the colonists and Natives known as the Pequot War.
Before their conquest by the English in 1637, the Pequot were the most dreaded of the southern New England tribes.
j It has alfo been called Pequot fwamp, on the accoUtit of the memorable battle fought in this place with the Pequots.
So when a doofus like Eric K wonders about the Cherokee or the Sioux (a more informed guy would have talked about the Pequot: begin at the beginning), it illustrates the utterly half-baked ideology that ‘informs’ (so to speak) the way progressives pose on immigration.
A parallel might be the U.S. issuing a visa only to majority-black Harlem in Manhattan, or the Mashantucket Pequot reservation in Connecticut.
In 2009, he asked the SEC for information about referrals of suspicious trading it had received related to Pequot since 2005 and about any resulting investigations.
Sen. Grassley has also previously publicly attacked the SEC's investigation into potential insider trading at hedge-fund firm Pequot Capital management.
Its turning point occurred at a Pequot fort along the Mystic River shortly after dawn on May 26, 1637.
Along with Indian allies and terror tactics, the whites had another advantage in the Pequot War, and in every Indian campaign thereafter: disease.
The three Tidewater Wars between 1609 and 1646 and the Pequot War of 1636–37 were comparatively small, but they cast a long, dark shadow onto the future: every rationalization, strategy, and tactic the English employed in these conflicts remained in use during the final campaigns of the 300-Years War.