Category Archives: Mohegan

Samson Occom, the Presbyterian Mohegan

Born in 1723, Samson was a member of the Mohegan nation from near New London, CT and became a Presbyterian minister.  Occum was the first Native American to publish his writings in English, and also helped found several settlements, including … Continue reading

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Big Y DNA Results Divide and Unite Haplogroup Q Native Americans

One of my long standing goals has been to resurrect the lost heritage of the Native American people.  By this I mean, primarily, for genealogists who search for and can’t find  their Native ancestors.  This blog, as well as my work … Continue reading

Posted in Algonquian, DNA, Mexico, Mohegan, Plains, Pueblo | 5 Comments

Thanksgiving Conundrum

First Thanksgiving at Plymouth Bay (1621) by Jennie A. Brownscombe (1914) Justin Petrone, like me, is a mixed race person with Native American ancestry, although unlike me, initially, he never thought of himself in those terms.  I’ve always known and … Continue reading

Posted in Massachusetts, Massapequa, Mohegan, Pequot, Siwanoy, Wappinger, Wechquaesgeek | 23 Comments

The 1637 Pequot War

One of the great things about blogging is that you get the opportunity to learn.  One of our subscribers, Steve, send me a note and said that he considered King Philip’s War to be the final war, not the first … Continue reading

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King Philip’s War

King Philip’s War was sometimes called the First Indian War, Metacom’s War, or Metacom’s Rebellion and was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day southern New England, English colonists and their Native American allies in 1675–76. The war is named after … Continue reading

Posted in Bermuda, Mohegan, Narragansett, Nipmuck, Pequot, Podunk, Pokanoket, Wampanoag | 2 Comments

Eleazor Wheelock and the Dartmouth Indians

Eleazar Wheelock (April 22, 1711 – April 24, 1779) was an American Congregational minister, orator, educator, and founder of Dartmouth College. He was born in Windham, Connecticut to Ralph Wheelock and Ruth Huntington. He is the great-grandson of the first … Continue reading

Posted in Delaware, Farmington, History, Mohawk, Mohegan, Narragansett, Oneida | 3 Comments

Connecticut Indians in the Revolutionary War

Connecticut furnished nearly half of her male population to serve in the Revolutionary War.  Of the 33,000 men who served, 3500 were “of color” and of those about 600 can be identified as Indian.  The majority of Connecticut’s Indian soldiers … Continue reading

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