Query Griffe- definition

Laura Kelley's picture

Dear Members,

 A question for this group.  In your experience, how would you define the racial term "griffe"?  In the18th and 19th century primary sources I have reviewed it is apparent that it is a mixture of American Indian and African. However, a colleague has argued that it was also widely used to mean black mixture that did not include any American Indian.  Obviously, context is important whenever these terms were being used, but I wanted to get feedback from this group as to any insight or experience you may have had while examining primary sources.



Laura D. Kelley, Ph.D.

Program Director- Tulane Summer in Dublin Program


Monroe Fellow & Adj. Prof. History

Tulane University

6823 St. Charles Ave

New Orleans, LA 70118


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