Issetibbeha

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Issetibbeha
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Issetibbeha
Race: 
MixedIndianWhiteBlack
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Indian Chief
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Dies
Family: 
Issetibbeha|Ikkemotubbe
Family (new): 
Cause of Death: 
Murder
Real?: 
No
Biography: 

An Indian chief, the son of Doom and the unnamed West Indian woman with some "Negro blood" (321). Issetibbeha becomes chief at age 19 when his father dies. Under his leadership, the tribe continues, as one of them puts it, to "do as the white men do," and particularly to raise and sell slaves (319). He travels to Paris, and returns with several artifacts of high European culture that he displays proudly. At age 21 he has a son called Moketubbe. Issetibbeha dies at age 51, when Moketubbe is 30. According to Louis Berry, he was "not old" when he "became dead" (317), a phrasing that suggests the possibility that he was murdered by Moketubbe.

Property Status: 
owns land
owns house
owns slaves
Financial Status: 
controls substantial wealth
Social Status: 
has influential social contacts (family, business, political)
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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