L. Gordon McLester III is an Oneida tribal historian. He is coeditor of "The Oneida Indian Journey" and "The Oneida Indians in the Age of Allotment"and coauthor of "Chief Daniel Bread and the Oneida Nation of Indians," all with Laurence M. Hauptman. McLester lives in Oneida, Wisconsin.
Laurence M. Hauptman is SUNY Distinguished Professor of History at SUNY New Paltz, where he has taught Native American history since 1971. The author, coauthor, or coeditor of fifteen books on the Iroquois and other Native Americans, Hauptman has testified as an expert witness before Congress, federal courts, and has served as a historical consultant for the Wisconsin Oneidas, the Cayugas, the Mashantucket Pequots, and the Senecas. "The Oneida Indian Journey," which Professor Hauptman coedited with L. Gordon McLester III, won the Wisconsin Historical Society prize for best community history in the year 2000.