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n. pl. Pequot or Pe·quots
1. A member of a Native American people of eastern Connecticut. The Pequot and the Mohegan were the same people until the Mohegan broke away under Uncas in the early 1600s.
2. The Algonquian language of the Pequot, dialectally related to Mohegan and Montauk.

Pe′quot adj.
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The Mashantucket Pequots are a native Algonquin people in southeastern Connecticut who reside at the oldest continuously occupied reservation in the US, dating to its establishment in 1666.
The Pequot War [1636-1637] was a "water war" in which English settlers wrested control from the Pequots of Long Island Sound (26).
Black Hawk was a chief with the still-independent Sauks of the upper Mississippi while William Apess began his life with the Pequots of Connecticut, before converting to Methodism and essentially becoming a part of Euro-American Society.
(18) Mark Meuwese, "The Dutch Connection: New Netherland, the Pequots, and the Puritans in Southern New England, 1620-1638," Early American Studies 92, no.2 (Spring 2011): 313-14.
The colonists building it followed an ancient Indian path, the same one that Shirley Underhill's ancestor, Captain John Underhill, generally followed on his mission to exterminate the Pequots in a series of massacres now viewed by many historians as the first intentional genocide in North American history.
annihilated more than 350 years earlier, (9) the Pequots opened their
Native Americans have a longtradition of revering gay men, but Cunha says the advent of Christianity to his tribe hundreds of years ago diluted the Pequots' gay-positive feelings.
A recorded narration relates the saga of the Pequots, on whose land the Rainmaker kneels.
Indeed, after a few failures, such as the ferry-building business in which Foxwoods' Mashantucket Pequots invested, the report found, the tribes are sticking to casinos, "scouring the nation" for new gambling opportunities.
In the stillness of an early fall morning, the brilliant colors of the leaves reflect like a kaleidoscope in the smooth surface of the Pequotsepos Brook ("little river of the Pequots").
Uncas's first conscious effort to free his Mohegan people from their longstanding and deeply resented tributary status to the Pequots (among whom he had intermarried) followed the devastation of his community in an epidemic spanning 1633-1634.
Wherry, eds., The Pequots in Southern New England: The Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990), 60.