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Ma·hi·can

(mə-hē′kən) also Mo·hi·can (mō-, mə-)
n. pl. Mahican or Ma·hi·cans also Mohican or Mo·hi·cans
1. A member of a Native American confederacy of subtribes formerly inhabiting the upper Hudson River valley, with present-day populations in Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
2. The Algonquian language of the Mahican.
References in classic literature ?
Precaution, 1820; The Spy, 1821; The Pioneers, 1823; The Pilot, 1823; Lionel Lincoln, or the Leaguer of Boston, 1825; The Last of the Mohicans, 1826; The Prairie, 1827; The Red Rover, 1828; Notions of the Americans, 1828; The Wept of Wish-ton-Wish, 1829; The Water-witch,
The idea of the story had suggested itself to him, we are told, before he had finished its immediate forerunner, "The Last of the Mohicans." He chose entirely new scenes for it, "resolved to cross the Mississippi and wander over the desolate wastes of the remote Western prairies." He had been taking every chance that came of making a personal acquaintance with the Indian chiefs of the western tribes who were to be encountered about this period on their way in the frequent Indian embassies to Washington.
Thus, the term used in the title of this book has undergone the changes of Mahicanni, Mohicans, and Mohegans; the latter being the word commonly used by the whites.
In these pages, Lenni-Lenape, Lenope, Delawares, Wapanachki, and Mohicans, all mean the same people, or tribes of the same stock.
The Mohicans were the possessors of the country first occupied by the Europeans in this portion of the continent.
The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (HippFest) will open its 2018 programme with a rare screening of the original 1920s version of The Last of the Mohicans.
CLAUDE PUEL has called his fellow Frenchman Arsene Wenger the "last of the Mohicans" of football managers.
Synopsis: James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was America's first novelist, celebrated for his masterpiece, "The Last of the Mohicans".
The Mohegans are still living in Connecticut around Uncasville and also settled widely across the United States, and the so-called "Stockbridge-Munsee" (largely Mohicans) are still very much in evidence near the town of Bowler, Wisconsin.
LAST OF THE MOHICANS CHANNEL 5, 9PM Nathanial Poe (Daniel Day-Lewis), who was raised as a Mohican, helps the British Army in their war against the French in America, but falls in love with an officer's daughter and begins to pursue his own agenda.
Last of the Mohicans 5USA, 9pm Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and director Michael Mann team up for this thrilling Oscarwinning romantic adventure.
A new engine makes moving and climbing smoother, though combat's still a little jerky, and the addition of flintlock muskets and pistols - and three-masted sailing ships - gives this game the feeling of Red Dead Redemption crossed with Last of the Mohicans and Master and Commander.