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FRONTIER INTERPRETERS: KROTOA, MALINTZIN, AND POCAHONTAS

In this blog I compare biographical details of three famous female interpreters of the colonial era. Even though these women found themselves in different corners of the world their lives share striking similarities. In all three cases they were confronted with European colonial powers and had to walk a tight line between two radically different cultures. A common pattern emerges as their personal lives are plotted against the backdrop of colonial conquest.

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