John H. Moore, American anthropologist, Died at 77


John Hartwell Moore was born on February 27, 1939, and died on August 10, 2016.

He was Professor and Chair of the Anthropology Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Moore’s research specialties included North American Indian ethnology, kinship, demography, and sociocultural evolution.

John H. Moore’s fieldwork included research with the Cheyenne, Mvskoke Creek, Seminole, Choctaw, Cree, and Pamunkey.

John H. Moore’s 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.

Moore was featured in the “Spacemen” episode of National Geographic Channel’s Naked Science television series.

John worked 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.

John’s 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.

Moore was a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and former Chair of the Anthropology Section.

John H. Moore resided in Gainesville, Florida with his wife, Shelley Arlen, together they had two daughters.

John H. Moore passed away at 77 years old.