Tag Archives: Native Americans

CowJews and Indians; How Hitler Scared My Parents and I Woke Up in an Iroquois Longhouse- Owing the Mohawks Rent. Plus, Corinna Rose is live in studio with banjos, autoharps and a whole new album!

Jews had all sorts of encounters with Native peoples in the West: they forged economic bonds, sometimes peaceably, sometimes exploitatively. They learned Indian languages. They made friends. They scalped and were scalped.

Rachel Rubinstein explores a complicated history of Jews performing their encounters with Native Americans- from the 1895 Yiddish play “Tsvishn Indianer” (Among Indians) to Rob Morrow in the 90’s tv show Northern Exposure.