Nakai Northup is a member of the Mashantucket Pequot people of southern New England. He works at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research center as an educator and tribal liaison. Through subsistence hunting and fishing practices and traditional craft work, Nakai and his family are able to live with and from the land, and are helping to preserve their people’s rich culture and heritage. We sat down to talk about hunting, trapping, the modern day wampum trade, being the guy people call when they see roadkill, and more.
To learn more about the Pequot people, or to visit the museum, go to www.pequotmuseum.org