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Advisory Board & Interviewees

The following descendants of Native Americans involved in the War, descendants of English colonists, and recognized scholars have either served on the project's Advisory Board, participated in on-camera interviews, or both:

John Brown III
John Brown III is the Historic Preservation Officer for the Narragansett Tribe.

John Brown III, Narragansett Tribe, is Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and Chairman of the Narragansett Indian Archaeological-Anthropological Committee.1,2

Alfred A. Cave, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Toledo and author of The Pequot War, the most recent book on the War. 1,2

Paul Grant-Costa, Ph.D., J.D., Yale University American Studies Program. 2

James A. Cunha, Jr., Eastern Pequot Tribal Officer, is a direct descendent of Grand Sachem Chief Silver Star, Atwood I. Williams. 1,2

Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel, MA, Mohegan Tribe, is Executive Director of the Mohegan Tribal Museum Authority. 1,2

Marcia Flowers, Dreaming Spirits, is Tribal Chair of the Eastern Pequot Tribe.  She also serves as Tribal Enrollment Officer and Petition Team Coordinator for Federal Recognition. 1,2

Raymond A. Geer, Eastern Pequot Tribe, is a past Tribal Chairman and past President of the Connecticut River Powwow Society. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for American Indian Studies and the Connecticut River Powwow Society. 1,2

Professor Francis Jennings
Professor Francis Jennings
(1918 - 2000)

Francis Jennings, Ph.D., was Director Emeritus of the Newberry Library Center for the History of the American Indian in Chicago, past President of the American Society of Ethnohistory, and author of numerous books on Indian-Colonial history, including The Invasion of America. 1,2

Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., is author of Five Hundred Nations, Now that the Buffalo is Gone, Red Power and numerous other books on Native American history and issues.  He is former Chairman of the Board of the National Museum of the American Indian and Editor of American Heritage. 1

Kevin A. McBride, Ph.D., is Director of Research at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Native American Studies Program at the University of Connecticut. 1,2

Dale Plummer is Historian for the Town of Norwich, Connecticut, and a direct descendant of Major John Mason, principal commander of the English troops in Connecticut. 1,2

Neal Salisbury, Ph.D., is Chair of the Department of History and Professor of History at Smith College. He is author of Manitou and Providence and has served on the Executive Council of the American Society for Ethnohistory and the Board of Overseers of Plimoth Plantation, Inc. 1,2

George T. Underhill, Jr., is president of the Underhill Society of America, representing the descendants of Captain John Underhill, second in English command at the Mystic Battle. 1,2

Alden T. Vaughan, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University and author of New England Frontier. Professor Vaughan has been a Fellow with the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Charles Warren Center for Studies of American History at Harvard University, and the American Antiquarian Society. 1,2

Jo Ann Dark Eyes, Council of Tribal Elders, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. 2

Tall Oak, Absentee Mashantucket Pequot. 2

Marcus Mason Maronn, descendant of John Mason and a representative of the Mason Family Memorial Association. 2

Trudie Lamb Richmond, Native American Educator and Storyteller of the Schagticoke Tribe of Connecticut. 2

1 - Served on Advisory Board.
2 - Participated in on-camera interview.