Unnamed Slave Woman

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Unnamed Slave Woman
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Unnamed Slave Woman
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Enslaved Black
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Occupation: 
Domestic Service
Biography: 

Sam Fathers' mother was a slave woman who was impregnated by a Chickasaw chief. The magazine version of "The Bear" says nothing more about her, but in Go Down, Moses, after becoming pregnant, the chief (identified as Ikkemotubbe) marries her to a slave man, which explains Sam's last name "Fathers," short for "Had-Two-Fathers." The magazine version of "The Old People" features a similar story, but there, the slave woman and Chickasaw chief become Sam's grandparents.

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JBP: Added 5/22/15; first mentioned in event 282.1
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