interpretess

interpretess

(ɪnˈtɜːprɪtˌɛs)
n
a female interpreter
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After her brother's death in 1690 she was a frequent "interpretess" at meetings between Natives and colonists and became New York's official interpreter, replacing Arnout Viele, now out of favor because of his association with the Leislerian party (a political faction that emerged in the tumultuous period following the Revolution of 1688, when Jacob Leisler seized control of the provincial government).
It maybe tempting to see Hilletie's role as "interpretess as a sign of her Mohawk background, given the strong position of women in Iroquois society, but Dutch women, too, were involved in various aspects of Native-colonial relations in early New York.