The Mohegan Tribe


Our Traditions and Symbols

As with any culture, traditions and symbols serve to connect us to our history, our spiritual life and each other. One of the tragedies for many Indian tribes is that years of repression have caused these traditions to be lost. Still, one of the most unifying traditions for the Mohegan people survives today. The Wigwam, or Green Corn Festival is all at once a celebration of thanks, a symbol of Tribal survival and the chance to feel connected to other Tribal members, past and present. It is held at the end of summer, with the corn harvest.


Splint Basket

Wood splint baskets are characteristic of Northeastern Indian tribes and a Mohegan craft with rich traditions. Learn more »