Jewish Fur Traders and Their Native Wives (Remote)

Lecturer(s)
Mara Cohen Ioannides
Senior Instructor, Missouri State University; President, Midwest Jewish Studies Association
Location
Online
Date
Wednesday February 09
Time
12-1:30 p.m. ET

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.
 

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
Free
Nonmember Cost
Free