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Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America$
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Leland Donald

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780520206168

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520206168.001.0001

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Changes in Slavery, 1780–1880

Changes in Slavery, 1780–1880

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Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Leland Donald

University of California Press

This chapter considers the changes in slavery in the Northwest Coast between 1780 and 1880, providing a brief account of contact history on the Northwest Coast and describing later events that directly affected slavery. It highlights the decline in several areas of slavery, including slave labor and the ritual killing of slaves; twentieth-century attitudes toward former slaves; and marriages between slaves and free persons.

Keywords:   slavery, Northwest Coast, contact history, slave labor, ritual killing, marriages, free persons

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