Uncas: First of the Mohegans

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Cornell University Press, Mar 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 268 pages
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Many know the name Uncas only from James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans, but the historical Uncas flourished as an important leader of the Mohegan people in seventeenth-century Connecticut. In Uncas: First of the Mohegans, Michael Leroy Oberg integrates the life story of an important Native American sachem into the broader story of European settlement in America. The arrival of the English in Connecticut in the 1630s upset the established balance among the region's native groups and brought rapid economic and social change. Oberg argues that Uncas's methodical and sustained strategies for adapting to these changes made him the most influential Native American leader in colonial New England.Emerging from the damage wrought by epidemic disease and English violence, Uncas transformed the Mohegans from a small community along the banks of the Thames River in Connecticut into a regional power in southern New England. Uncas learned quickly how to negotiate between cultures in the conflicts that developed as natives and newcomers, Indians and English, maneuvered for access to and control of frontier resources. With English assistance, Uncas survived numerous assaults and plots hatched by his native rivals.Unique among Indian leaders in early America, Uncas maintained his power over large numbers of tributary and other native communities in the region, lived a long life, and died a peaceful death (without converting to Christianity) in his people's traditional homeland. Oberg finds that although the colonists considered Uncas "a friend to the English," he was first and foremost an assertive guardian of Mohegan interests.
  

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Unbeknownst to many, James Fenimore Cooper's Uncas in The Last of the Mohicans was actually based on a highly controversial Mohegan sachem who lived in 17th-century Connecticut. To the English ... Read full review

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Excellently researched & well written. A completely different story than "Last Mohican" (this version is actual history, the other fiction). The book is kind of hard to slog through, but worth it. Read full review

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Contents

Uncas in Myth and Memory
1
World in Balance
15
The Mohegans New World
34
The Rise of the Mohegans
63
Killing Miantonomi
87
To Have Revenge on Uncas
110
Amongst the English
139
Uncas the Mohegans and King Philips War
171
Uncass Legacy
204
Abbreviations Used in Notes
217
Notes
219
Index
259
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Michael L. Oberg is professor of history at the State University of New York, Geneseo.