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Jeffrey Deroine: Ioway Translator, Frontier Diplomat

September 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Downtown Library: Deroine (1806-1859)was a slave who unsuccessfully sued his owner, Joseph Robidoux, for freedom.  The Ioway nation bought his freedom so that he could work for them as an interpreter. This job took Deroine to Europe for two years with a delegation of Ioways.  Deroine also became one of the few African-Americans to own property in Holt County and in the city of St. Joseph.  Greg Olson will present this program.

For more information, contact the Downtown Library Reference Department at 232-8151.


September 21, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Downtown Library
927 Felix Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501 United States
(816) 232-7729