Mohegan means wolf people. This wolf-headed spoon was held by Lucy Occum Tantaquidgeon (1733-1830), her daughter, Lucy Teecomwas (1753-1834), and her daughter, Cynthia Hoscott (1778-1855). These women offered their land for the founding of Mohegan Church in 1831. During the 1830’s Federal Indian Removal era, the Connecticut congressional delegation opposed Indian removal including the Cherokee Trail of Tears.
Displayed at Tantaquidgeon Museum, America’s Oldest Native-Owned and Operated Museum