New York State Women's History

Catherine Montour Memorial Site ...A NYS Women's History Site
Catherine Montour
Cook & Genesee St. Montour Falls NY

Type: Memorial

Category/Significance: women's rights; Native Americans

A prominent Iroquois woman in the late 18th century, Catharine Montour married a Seneca chief named Telenemut, also known as Thomas Hudson. She and her husband lived at a Seneca town that eventually became known as Catherine's Town. She spoke both English and French and often acted as interpreter for Indian and Government negotiations. After some years, Queen Catharine found her way back and lived until her death in 1804 in a cabin which stood near the site of her memorial. ...learn more>>

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