Mashantucket Pequot Museum Library and Archives Blog

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Earl Mills, Sr.

Earl Mills, Sr., Chief Flying Eagle, Wampanoag Elder

What a treat we had listening to Mr. Mills in the library yesterday. He is an excellent speaker and talked for over an hour, without pause! He shared more information than what fit into his recently published book, Talking with the Elders of Mashpee, so he’s already working on the next one. His interviews, thoughts, and stories about his long and eventful life in Mashpee, including memories of his mother and father, friends, and neighbors are fascinating and inspiring. At lunch, we ate some great food, prepared by the Museum chefs, from Mr. Mill’s book, Cape Cod Wampanoag Cookbook: Wampanoag Indian Recipes, Images & Lore. The chowder was excellent-not too thick or thin, but just right, and the grapenut pudding disappeared quickly. Our store still has a few copies of the cookbook left after people snapped it up. If you have a chance to meet Mr. Mills, grab it - you will be happy you did!