Specialize in the extinct languages of Massachusett and Narragansett. Can answer general questions in most other areas, except genealogy-specific, pertaining to Indians of Southern New England (RI, MA, CT).
Past President, Aquidneck Indian Council. Have been researching & writing on subject since 1994. Two most recent books, A Cultural History of the Native Peoples of Southern New England (2007) & Understanding Indian Place Names in Southern New England (2010); See my current website https://www.scribd.com/user/71256581/Frank-Waabu-O-Brien-Dr-Francis-J-O-Brien-Jr
Abenaki Tribe, RI Indian Council, National Mus of the American Indian, The American Name Society, John Carter Brown Library (Brown University), Rhode Island Historical Society, Sigma Xi, International Order of Merit, Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE)
"A Cultural History of the Native Peoples of Southern New England" (on Amazon); Recent book is "Understanding Indian Place Names in Southern New England"(on Amazon); see my website for free books at: https://www.scribd.com/
BA, RI College; MA, MPhil,PhD, Columbia
Awards and Honors
Who's Who in Sci & Engineering, International Order of Merit, Dictionary of International Biography, Asian/American Who's Who; 2010 DoD Meritorious Service Award (Society of American Indian Government Employees, SAIGE)