Gladys Tantaquidgeon




Age: 106


Summary: the oldest living member of the Mohegan Indian tribe who was a 10th-generation descendant of the famed Mohegan chief Uncas and became influential in helping her tribe to grow from a handful of Mohegan families in Uncasville struggling to keep their tribal heritage alive to a federally recognized tribe that owns and operates one of the most successful casinos in the world, who also wrote several well-known books on Indian medicine practices and folklore and was called on by many Western tribes to assist in the restoration of their ancient practices.



Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: June 15, 1899


Died: November 1, 2005


Location: Hartford, Connecticut