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Thomas A. Foster

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479874545

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.001.0001

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Rebecca Kellogg Ashley

Rebecca Kellogg Ashley

Negotiating Identity on the Early American Borderlands, 1704–1757

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Women in Early America

Joy A. J. Howard

NYU Press

This chapter traces the life of Rebecca Kellogg in the eighteenth-century Iroquois heartlands after she was captured by Iroquois soldiers in the famous 1704 raid on the colonial New England settlement of Deerfield, Massachusetts. Rebecca Kellogg married into the Mohawk culture, raised children and eventually worked as an interpreter for the Iroquois at several Protestant missions in the Native American heartlands. Joy A. J. Howard asks readers to reconsider the methodologies through which histories of early American women are written when we lack documents written by these women or by their close family members.

Keywords:   Rebecca Kellogg, Iroquois, Mohawk, colonial New England, Native Americans

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