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Jewish Fur Traders and Their Native Wives

February 09, 2022 to February 09, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Cleveland, Cleveland,, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, 44113

About This Event

This talk will examine stories of Jewish fur traders in North America and their Native wives from the Colonial Period through the 19th Century. Some of these are real couples, like Jacob Franks and Thérèse de Gère dit Larose and others are myths, like Joseph Sondhiemer and his Native wife. We will unpack why these myths exist and which are true and which are false.

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