Buffalo’s First Resident Joseph Hodge — Buffalo Black History Minute
Joseph Hodge was the first non-Native American settler in the Buffalo area. After escaping slavery in the mid 1700s, Hodge married into the Seneca tribe. He and his wife operated a fur trading post, and he often worked as an interpreter.
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Contributed by Katherine Trautwein