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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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Slaves and Masters Described

Slaves and Masters Described

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Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Leland Donald

University of California Press

This chapter describes the slave–master relations in the Northwest Coast. It defines a slave as a person over whom all the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised and examines whether war captives were considered slaves. The chapter discusses character and behavior of slaves, describing the slave owners as well as their attitudes toward their slaves, and also highlights the paths out of slavery.

Keywords:   slave–master relations, Northwest Coast, slaves, slave owners, war captives

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