Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel

Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel (Mohegan) is an author, historian, and storyteller who serves as the Medicine Woman and Tribal Historian for the Mohegan Tribe and is also Executive Director of the Mohegan Cultural Department.  She is the author of The Lasting of the Mohegans (Little People Publications, 1995), which won the North American Native Writer's First Book Award; Medicine Trail: The Life and Lessons of Gladys Tantaquidgeon (University of Arizona Press, 2000), and several works of speculative fiction, including Great Bear Blues, to be published by Poisoned Pen Press in 2015.