Joseph Wyyougs was a Mohegan Indian who had rights at the Western Pequot reservation. In 1750, he complained about encroachments there. Fifteen years later, Ben Uncas accused him of threatening assault. IP 2.1.12, 13, 51-58, 258. Eva L. Butler, "Some Early Indian Basket Makers of Southern New England," in Frank Speck, Eastern Algonquian Block-Stamp Decoration (Trenton, NJ: The Archeological Society of New Jersey, 1947), 43.
William Apes, the son of William and Candace Apes of Colrain, Massachusetts, was a minister, orator, and author of the first full-length autobiography by a Native person. In that volume, he described himself as being black, white, and Indian. When Apes was young, his family removed closer to their ancestral Mohegan and Pequot communities in southeastern Connecticut. As a young boy, he was removed from his grandparents' care and raised as an indentured servant in several white households in New London County.