OK i looked it up. Here's what wikipedia says under Mohegan:
- "Mohegan vs. Mahican (and Mohican)
- The names Mohegan and Mahican, having similar pronunciations, are often confused. However, the two names refer to different ethnolinguistic groups. These two groups are often mistakenly conflated into a single group. To add to further confusion, a separate term Mohican has often been used to refer to both Mohegans and Mahicans.
- The Mahicans were an Algonquin tribe living in and around the Hudson Valley, and are the tribe referred to in James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Last of the Mohicans (which does confuse the Mahicans with the Mohegans to some extent). Cooper's novel is blamed in large part for perpetuating the confusion between the two groups."