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Mahican, Native American group of tribes of the Eastern Woodlands. These Native Americans lived along the Hudson River in longhouses and spoke an Algonquian language. They were active in the 17th-century fur trade along with their rivals, the Mohawks. Today surviving Mahicans live on Stock-bridge Reservation in Wisconsin, named after the western Massachusetts town to which they were driven in the 17th century. Both Mahicans and Mohegans, a tribe of the Mahican group, are often referred to as Mohicans, after the fictional tribe in James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans.

See also: Mohegan.

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