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Jewish and Indigenous American Interactions with David S. Koffman

Hosted By: The Weitzman National Museum Of American Jewish History

Join The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History to welcome Dr David S Koffman for the first of two lectures focused on the historical intersections and relationships between Indigenous and Jewish American communities. In this first lecture, Dr Koffman will highlight significant moments in history that helped shape the dynamics of these relationships from the colonial Atlantic world to the Civil Rights era. It touches down on the fur trade routes in Indian Territories of the “Old West” in the late 19th century, in the curio shops of the Pacific Northwest, Southwest and Plains, the frontier newspaper and memoirs of Jewish western pioneers, and the New York and Washington offices of policy makers, lobbyists and anthropologists of the New Deal era. Based on his award winning book, The Jews’ Indian: Colonialism, Pluralism and Belonging in America, professor David S. Koffman will host a lively discussion about a largely unknown, complex and fascinating history of an interpersonal and intercommunal meeting. 

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The Weitzman National Museum Of American Jewish History

Established in 1976, and situated on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall, the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History is the only museum in the nation dedicated exclusively to exploring and interpreting the American Jewish experience. The Weitzman NMAJH presents educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore, and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Its purpose is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire.
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