Project Staff

Dr. Jason Mancini  /// Jason Mancini is Senior Researcher at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Connecticut College. Jason holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Connecticut with expertise in the archaeology and ethnohistory of New England. His current research projects focus on Indian histories after 1700 and involve Indian social networks, Indian mariners, urban Indian communities, race and ethnicity in New England, cultural landscapes, and oral histories.


Laurie Pasteryak Lamarre /// Laurie Pasteryak Lamarre is a museum professional in research, education, exhibit development, and marketing. She holds a B.A. in History & Anthropology from UConn and a M.A. in Museum Education from Tufts University.  Lamarre is a research consultant with Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, working with Mancini during the initial stages of the Indian Mariners Project, and currently with the Battlefields of the Pequot War project authoring cultural landscape histories of battlefield sites and serving as project webmaster. She has also held positions in management and education with the USS Constitution Museum, the Mattatuck Museum, and the Lebanon Historical Society.


Debra Jones/// Mashantucket Pequot Tribal elder and MPMRC Assistant Researcher

Jennifer Cahill///

Volunteers and Contributors

Briahna Wenke/// Transcribed logbook of the Ship Connecticut 1832-1833

Kit Hartford and Rod Cook/// Transcribed logbook of the Ship Electra 1862-1862 and Bark Nile 1863

Liz Sistare/// Transcribed and mapped logbook of the Ship Connecticut 1830-1831

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