John H. Moore

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For the federal judge, see John H. Moore II. For the Texas pioneer, see John Henry Moore (Texas).
Dr. John Moore
Nationality United States
Fields Anthropology
Institutions University of Florida

Dr. John H. Moore is Professor and former Chair of the Anthropology Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. His research specialties include North American Indian ethnology, kinship, demography, and sociocultural evolution. His fieldwork includes research with the Cheyenne, Mvskoke Creek, Seminole, Choctaw, Cree and Pamunkey. His most recent work is a demographic exploration of the feasibility of space colonization, published by NASA in the book Interstellar Travel and Multi-Generational Space Ships. He was featured in the "Spacemen” episode of National Geographic Channel’s Naked Science television series. He works as a consultant and expert witness on behalf of Native American groups who are seeking to protect their land, resources and treaty rights, especially the descendants of those killed or attacked at the Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado in 1864, who were promised reparations under the Treaty of the Little Arkansas in 1865, which have never been paid. He is interested in the interactions between the biological and cultural aspects of "race," and is Editor-in-Chief of the 2007 Macmillan Encyclopedia of Race and Racism. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and former Chair of the Anthropology Section.

He currently lives in Gainesville, Florida with his wife, Shelley Arlen. They have two daughters.

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