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Fort Shantok Archeological District

Montville, Connecticut
County of New London.
Fort Shantok State Park
National Register Number: 86000469
Resource type: Site.
Congressional District: CT-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 12, 1993):
From 1636 to 1682, this was the site of the main Mohegan town and the home of Uncas, the most prominent and influential Mohegan leader and statesman of his era. Uncas was first noted in European records as the leader of a small Indian community at "Munhicke" in 1636; within a few years of this, Uncas had emerged as the most prominent Indian client of the Connecticut authorities at New Haven and Hartford. Attracted by his success and influential connections, substantial numbers of Connecticut Indian people joined his community.


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