Amy Den Ouden is Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Boston. Author of Beyond Conquest: Native Peoples and the Struggle for History in New England (University of Nebraska Press, 2005); and “Altered State? Policy Narratives, Recognition, and the ‘New’ War on Indians in Connecticut,” in Amy Den Ouden and Jean O’Brien (eds.), Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles and Indigenous Rights in the United States: A Sourcebook (University of North Carolina Press, 2013).
Jean O'Brien (White Earth Ojibwe) is Professor of History, University of Minnesota. Author of Dispossession by Degrees: Indian Land and Identity in Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1790 (Cambridge University Press, 1997); Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England (University of Minnesota Press, 2010); co-editor of Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles and Indigenous Rights in the United States: A Sourcebook (University of North Carolina Press, 2013). Former president, Native American and Indigenous Association, American Society for Ethnohistory.
Kevin Sweeney is Professor of History and American Studies, Amherst College. Co-author, with Evan Haefeli, of Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield (University of Massachusetts Press, 2003); co-editor with Haefli of Captive Histories: English, French and Native Narratives of the 1704 Deerfield Raid (University of Massachusetts Press, 2006), and author of numerous articles on New England material culture.
Linford Fisher is Assistant Professor of History, Brown University. Author of The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America (Oxford University Press, 2012) and numerous articles. Current book project: Land of the Unfree: Indians, Africans, and the World of Colonial Slavery.
Nancy Shoemaker is Professor of History, University of Connecticut, Storrs. Author of American Indian Population Recovery in the Twentieth Century (University of New Mexico Press, 1999); A Strange Likeness: Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth- Century North America (Oxford University Press, 2004); editor of several influential volumes and author of several major articles. She recently published New England Native Americans in the 19th-century American Whaling Industry (UNC Press, 2015).
Rae Gould (Nipmuc), Native American Program Specialist, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Washington, DC. She was lecturer and Repatriation Coordinator at the department of Anthropology, University of Amherst (2011-2014). She is the author of “The Nipmuc Nation, Federal Acknowledgment, and a Case of Mistaken Identity,” in Amy Den Ouden and Jean O’Brien (eds.), Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles and Indigenous Rights in the United States: A Sourcebook (University of North Carolina Press, 2013); “Indigenous Archaeology and Being Indian in New England,” in George Nicholas (ed.), Being and Becoming Indigenous Archaeologists (Left Coast Press), 2010. She has been interviewed by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation regarding her involvement in the Native American field.