Mohegan

Waugs, Eunice

While the names of her parents are currently unknown, it appears that Eunice Waugs was the daughter of an Eastern Pequot man and a Mohegan woman.
 
In the spring of 1816, the Town of Norwich spent funds to support her.  With a belief that she was a Mohegan, they requested reimbursement from the Mohegan's overseer.  The claim was denied because the Mohegans restricted payment from the avails of tribal land to full-blooded Mohegan only.  Seeing that Esther's father was from another tribe, she could not qualify.
 
To The Most Honorable General Assembly of The State of Connecticut, Convened at The City of New Haven in The Month of October 1784
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mohegan Tribe
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mohegan Tribe
Category
Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mohegan Tribe
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment