Pierre Bonga (Mukdaweos): (abt.1780's - ?)
Pierre was the son of Jean & Marie-Jeanne. He married a Ojibwe woman and they had: Marguerite (b.1797-98 in the Lake Superior area-d.1880) (m.Jacob Fahlstrom in 1823 at Fond du Lac); Stephen (b.jun.1799 near Superior, Wis.-d.1889) (m.Susan); & George (b.abt.1802 near Duluth, Mn.-d.1884) (m. to two Ojibwe women).
Pierre was employed by J.Sayer & Co. in 1795 at Fond du Lac and also employed by the North West Co., the South West Co. & the American Fur Co. in their Fond du Lac Departments.
In Henry R.Schoolcraft's "Narative Journal of Travels", he writes in July of 1820 of visiting; "...Three miles above the mouth of the St.Louis river, there is a village of Chippeway Indians, of fourteen lodges and containing a population of about sixty souls. Among these we noticed a negro who has been long in the service of the fur company and who married a squaw, by whom he has four children. It is worthy of remark, that the children are as black as the father and have the curled hair and glossy skin of the native African...".
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