Mohegan Homecoming

Mohegan Homecoming

Third weekend in August
The Mohegan Homecoming, which takes place in Uncasville, Connecticut, on the third weekend in August each year, is a modern festival that has evolved from the pre-Columbian thanksgiving ceremony held by the Indians to thank their creator for the corn harvest. Up until 1941 the Mohegans held a Green Corn Festival, also known as the Wigwam Festival, but later the event was billed as a "homecoming"—a time for Mohegan Indians living in all parts of the world to come home and renew their roots. It is an opportunity to conduct tribal business, such as the installation of new chieftains and medicine women, and to update one another on tribal matters. Foods served at the festival include succotash, clam chowder, and other New England specialties; other events include traditional dancing, storytelling, and arts and crafts displays.
CONTACTS:
The Mohegan Tribe
5 Crow Hill Rd.
Uncasville, CT 06382
860-862-6100
www.mohegan.nsn.us