Tobias Glaza is the assistant executive editor of the Indian Papers Project, a scholarly editing and collaborative research initiative at Yale. A former senior researcher at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center and land management coordinator for the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation, he holds a M.A in ethnobotany from Connecticut College.
In addition to his more recent work with Connecticut Native people, he has worked for the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission and on a variety of projects in New England including the Boston Harbor Islands Ethnographic Assessment for the National Park Service and the federal recognition efforts of the Eastern Pequot, the Hassanamisco Band of Nipmuc in Massachusetts, and Shinnecock Tribe of Long Island.
His research interests include changes in land use and tenure in 18th and 19th century native New England with an emphasis on reservation land bases and communities. Recent publications include “Breaking the Myth of the Unmanaged Landscape,” Connecticut Explored (2012); “The Common Pot: Editing Native American Materials,” Scholarly Editing (2012); On the Edge: Early Landscapes and People of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area, Native American Anthropological Overview and Assessment, National Park Service (2008).