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Tantaquidgeon Museum 

At the height of the Great Depression, a Mohegan named John Tantaquidgeon decided to build a dream. Although blind in one eye and on crutches, he and his children, Gladys and Harold, founded the Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum in 1931. Since that time, visitors have traveled here from around the world to experience the spirit of the Mohegans and the beauty of Native America. Featuring eastern woodland Indian artifacts, the museum’s mission is to showcase objects from a Native American perspective. 

The Tantaquidgeon Museum's parking address is 1 Church Lane, Uncasville, Connecticut, the museum is just across the street. It is operated by the Mohegan Tribe and tours are conducted by Mohegan Tribal members. 

To view some of the artifacts at the museum please click here

The Tantaquidgeon Museum Turns 90

 

“We are no longer the little old tribe that lives upon the hill. We are now the nation that lives upon the hill.”
– Ralph Sturges
“This heart is not mine, but yours.”
– Sachem Uncas
2014
Became co-owners of the New England Black Wolves lacrosse team, a traditional Native American sport
Red
The color of women and life
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