Larry Spotted Crow Mann
Larry Spotted Crow Mann is an author, musician, and citizen of the Nipmuc Tribe of Massachusetts. An award-winning writer, poet, cultural educator, traditional storyteller, tribal drummer/dancer, and motivational speaker, he travels throughout the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe to schools, colleges, pow wows, and other organizations sharing the music, culture, and history of Nipmuc people. He has lectured at universities throughout New England on issues ranging from Native American sovereignty to identity. Mann is co-director of the Ohketeau Cultural Center, founder of the Native Youth Empowerment Foundation, and a former board member of Nipmuc Cultural Preservation, which promotes the cultural, social, and spiritual needs of Nipmuc people. Mann serves as a review committee member, at the Native American Poets Project at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. His books include Tales from the Whispering Basket, The Mourning Road to Thanksgiving, and Drumming & Dreaming, a collection of Nipmuc legends shared through the Voice of Crow and Bear. He is the 2021-2022 BHCC Distinguished Artist Scholar in Residence.