An Analysis of "The Life and Murder Trial of Xwelas, a S'Klallam Woman

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American History

 

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Jason W

 

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February 23, 2014

 

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University

 

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After giving birth to two sons, Mason a Julius, Edmund found that home life was dull. He suddenly left for Seattle, leaving Xwelas to herself. However, she married William King Lear, an immigrant from Alabama. After bearing his son, Lear abandoned his family after learning that a relative died. He did not return for more than twenty years...
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However, she married William King Lear, an immigrant from Alabama. After bearing his son, Lear abandoned his family after learning that a relative died. He did not return for more than twenty years. Finally, Xwelas found a common laborer, much less of a public figure than her last two husbands. The authors of the essay write: "?As a forty-year-old woman with three children fathered by two different men, Xwelas may have been considered ?used merchandise' by potential white suitors and by tribal leaders looking for strategic marriage alliances...
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