Mohegan means wolf. So does Mahican , but these are the names of two distinct Algonquin tribes with different

The Wolf Tribe (Inaccurate Painting)

locations and histories. It is all too common for the Mohegan of the Thames River in eastern Connecticut to be confused with the Mahican from the middle Hudson Valley in New York (a distance of about a hundred miles). Frequently confused with the Mohicans due to a poorly-researched literary classic, the Mohegan people consist of many originally independent tribes including the Pequot and Montauk.