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Connecticut Sun

In January 2003, the Mohegan Tribe became the first Native American tribe to own a professional sports team with its purchase of the Orlando Miracle, a Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) franchise founded in 1988. Renamed the Connecticut Sun, the team was relocated to Uncasville, Connecticut, where they  are managed by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) and play home games inside the Mohegan Sun Arena. Each year after an April training camp, they play a 34 game season (17 at home and 17 away) that lasts from May to August.

The team name comes from its affiliation with Mohegan Sun and the logo-- a fiery orange sunburst, a WNBA basketball and a blue ribbon with four white semicircular domes-- is a modern interpretation of an ancient Mohegan symbol.

"Observe, Concentrate and Remember”
– Harold Tantaquidgeon
2003
Became first Native American tribe in the US to own a professional sports team
“Never forget it”
– Emma Baker
“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
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