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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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Methods and Sources

Methods and Sources

(p.48) 3 Methods and Sources
Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Leland Donald

University of California Press

This chapter describes the sources of information and the methods used to arrive at the statements and conclusions in this book about slavery in the Northwest Coast of North America. It explains the concept of the approach developed to establish generalizations about Northwest Coast cultures, specifically the tribal unit sample, and discusses cultural variations in space and the problem of change over time. The chapter highlights the problem of missing information and the bias in some sources used for the book.

Keywords:   slavery, Northwest Coast, North America, sources of information, tribal unit sample, cultural variations

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