Posts Tagged ‘ colonial jews ’

When Colonists Thought the Indians Were Lost Jews

November 27, 2014
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Looking at Jews and Native Americans side by side, you might think there’s no way to mix up the two cultures. Yarmulkes and eagle-feather headdresses look quite different, after all. But some early colonial Americans thought, upon discovering the earlier inhabitants of the Americas, that they were the Chosen People–perhaps one (or more) of…

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The 18th-Century Jewish Merchant Prince of Rhode Island

January 28, 2014
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At his prime in the 18th century, Aaron Lopez was the wealthiest man in Newport,…

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Native Americans: The Lost Tribe

November 25, 2010
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Looking at Jews and Native Americans side by side, you might think there’s no way to mix…

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