Public airs concerns about 'cultural boundary' for Mohegan Tribe

A public hearing on a housing development became the focus of complaints about the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut.

The 120-unit project would located on property that belonged to Uncas, who led the tribe in the 1600s during the Pequot War and King Philip's War. “Uncas Fort will be obliterated by this project,” Jon Chase, the historian for the town of Montville, said at the hearing, The Norwich Bulletin.

The developer is seeking $19 million in loans for the project. So the Department of Housing and Urban Development is looking to consider the tribe's input in the form of a "cultural boundary."

Residents said the declaration will affect future development in the town.

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Impact of Mohegan tribal boundary feared in Montville (The Norwich Bulletin 6/15)

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