Linda Coombs

Linda Coombs (Aquinnah Wampanoag), Program Director of the Aquinnah Cultural Center on Martha’s Vineyard; has over 30 years of museum experience with the Boston Children’s Museum and with the Wampanoag Indigenous Program at Plimoth Plantation.  She is an acknowledged expert in the history, technology, and arts of her seventeenth century ancestors, noted especially for her bead work and skill in making traditional deerskin outfits, twined weaving, and woven bulrush and cattail mats.  Coombs is a frequent consultant on scholarly and educational projects.