June 26, 2008

Sturges in Connecticut Hall of Fame

Life Time Chief Ralph Sturges is Inducted into CT Hall of FameChief Ralph W. Sturges, also known by his Native name G’tinemong (He Who Helps Thee), was posthumously honored by an induction into the CT Hall of Fame. A ceremony sponsored by The CT General Assembly took place in Hartford on June 18, 2008. The CT Hall of Fame salutes current or former residents of the state who distinguish themselves in their profession and perform outstanding service to the state and to the nation.

Chief Sturges, a native of New London, was a leader in the movement to gain federal recognition for the Mohegan Tribe. He was also a leader in the Tribe’s establishment of Mohegan Sun, which now stands as one of the most successful Native American owned and operated casino-resorts in the world. ... Previous members of the CT Hall of Fame include Mark Twain, Katherine Hepburn and Igor Sikorsky.

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