Uncas, (1588-1682), a chief of the Mohegan Indians. He quarreled with his father-in-law, Sassacus, chief of the Pequots, and aided colonists in their defeat of the Pequots (1637) and in King Philip's War (1675-76).
WHAT'S INSIDE: NATIVE AMERICANS
- Battles & Wars
- Indian-Anglo Relations
- Language Groups
America's history begins with the Native Americans and the English settlers they encountered. Read our list of Native American leaders and heroes, including Sequoyah, Geronimo, and Crazy Horse.
It's a hotly debated topic: Who found America first? One theory proposes that it was the Clovis. So will we be replacing Columbus Day with "Clovis Day" on our calendars?