The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is a federally recognized tribe and sovereign tribal nation of Mohegan people. Their reservation is the Mohegan Indian Reservation, located on the Thames River in Uncasville, Connecticut. Mohegan's independence as a sovereign nation has been highlighted by treaties and laws for over 350 years, such as the Treaty of Hartford secured by their Sachem (Chief) Uncas after his cooperation and victory with the English in the Pequot War. Even though the Treaty of Hartford established English recognition of the tribe's sovereignty in 1638, the Federal government of the United States did not recognize the tribe until 1994. The Mohegan Tribe's Council of Elders adopted the following Vision Statement in 1997: The early 1600s was a critical...'
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