The Mohegan Language Restoration Project
Fidelia Fielding, the last fluent speaker of the Mohegan language, died in 1908. At that time, many Mohegans had stopped teaching the language to their children, for fear of retribution by teachers in local schools. An extensive project has long been underway to restore the Mohegan language and teach it to Tribal members, especially the young generation, so that they may carry it forward.
Mohegan Language Project
The Mohegan Language Project pieces together fragments found in written documents owned by various Tribal members including Fidelia Fielding and anthropologist Frank Speck from over a century ago. In addition, the Mohegan Tribe works with neighboring tribes who have similar dialects.