When Wilmarth wants to learn about Native American legends of the hill creatures, we thought it would be fun if he interviewed a Native American. Gladys Tantaquidgeon was a real person! Her interview with Wilmarth was originally intended to be longer, but it had to be cut down in order to make the show fit on a CD. She was a Mohegan medicine woman who studied anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1920s and '30s. The picture above is of her (in front on the left) and some friends in her early student days. In 1931 she co-founded the Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum in Uncasville, Connecticut. Some of her lines in the show are direct quotes from the real Gladys. She lived to be over 100 and was quite an interesting person.