From the New York Times/AP:
UNCASVILLE, Conn., Nov. 1 (AP) - Gladys Tantaquidgeon, the Mohegan Indian Tribe's venerable medicine woman, died here on Tuesday. She was 106 ...Ms. Tantaquidgeon is given much credit for the Mohegans' receiving federal recognition. For years, she collected a large number of documents, including tribal correspondence and birth, death and marriage records, many of which she stored under her bed. That information helped document the continuity of the 1,700-member tribe, which managed to survive even after its reservation was disbanded ...
She wrote several books on Indian medicine practices and folklore. Her best-known work, "A Study of Delaware Indian Medicine Practices and Folk Beliefs," was published in 1942 and reprinted in 1972 and 1995 as "Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians" ...
In 1931, she founded the Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum in Uncasville,
along with her brother Harold, the tribe's former chief. Tribal
officials said it was one of the oldest museums in the country owned
and operated by Indians and emphasized the Tantaquidgeons' philosophy
that "you can't hate someone that you know a lot about." [the full obituary here]
"Words To Guide A Life Over a Century" by Peter Applebome (New York Times, Nov. 6, 2005)
"Keeping Indian Tradition is a Family's Passion" by Bill Ryan (New York Times, May 2, 1993)
About Gladys Tantaquidgeon:
Medicine Trail: The Life and Lessons of Gladys Tantaquidgeon, by Melissa Jayne Fawcett