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Uncas (c. 1588 - 1682) was a Native American who was a member of the Mashantucket Pequots by birth, but in 1634 he rebelled against its chief, Sassacus. He was expelled from the tribe and gathered together a number of other alienated Pequots and formed the Mohegan tribe with himself as chief. Events May 12 - Day of the Barricades in Paris. ... Events March 11 – Chelsea hospital for soldiers is founded in England May 6 - Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... The Mashantucket Pequots are a small Native American tribe in Connecticut which operates the successful Foxwoods Resort Casino. ... Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Curaçao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Académie française The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement... The Mohegans were a functional confederation of several branches of Native Americans during the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th century. ...

In 1637 he helped the English under Colonel John Mason in a war against the Pequots and received part of their land as a reward. Events February 3 - Tulipmania collapses in Netherlands by government order February 15 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor December 17 - Shimabara Rebellion erupts in Japan Pierre de Fermat makes a marginal claim to have proof of what would become known as Fermats last theorem. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity...

Native tribes made war on Uncas several times, but with the help of the English he always defeated them. In 1643 he defeated and took prisoner Miantonomoh, the chief of the Narragansett, and later killed him. // Events January 21 - Abel Tasman discovers Tonga February 6 - Abel Tasman discovers the Fiji islands. ... Miantonomoh was a Native American chief of the Narragansett, succeeding his uncle Canonicus. ... The Narragansett tribe, or more accurately Nahahiganseck Sovereign Nation, controlled the area surrounding Narragansett Bay in present-day Rhode Island, and also portions of Connecticut, and eastern Massachusetts. ...

Many complaints were made of his cruelty and injustice.

James Fenimore Cooper named the chief character in the book The Last of the Mohicans after him, although that character was mistakenly called a Mahican. James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851), was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. ... The Last of the Mohicans is an epic novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. ... The Mahicans (also Mohicans) are a Native American tribe who were living in and around the Hudson Valley at the time of their first contact with Europeans in 1609. ...

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Uncas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (157 words)
Uncas was a subchief of the Pequot, but because of trouble with the chief, Sassacus, he withdrew with his followers and formed a separate tribe, the Mohegan.
Uncas finally captured Miantonomo in 1643 and killed him, with British acquiescence.
For the remainder of his life Uncas was involved in various troubles with the British and other Native Americans.
Uncas then removed to the interior and placed himself at the head of the Mohegan clans who occupied lands east of the Connecticut river, and west of the great Pequot River now known as the Thames.
Uncas then proposed that the fortunes of the day should be decided by themselves in single combat, and the lives of their warriors spared.
Uncas died in 1682/3, having been sachem of the Mohegans since the overthrow of the Pequots in 1637.
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