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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.

1931
Tantaquidgeon Museum opens
Trail of life
Represents the path walked in life
2003
Became first Native American tribe in the US to own a professional sports team
“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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