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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 Ritual

Slaves and Ritual

(p.165) 8 Slaves and Ritual
Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Leland Donald

University of California Press

This chapter examines the role of slaves in the ceremonial life in the Northwest Coast, discussing the use of slaves in rituals and addressing their most widespread use in the burial feasts of titleholders. It describes the tie between cannibalism and slavery, and discusses the possible symbolic association of slaves, copper, and salmon, as well as the use of slaves in ceremonies and other religious activities.

Keywords:   slaves, ceremonial life, Northwest Coast, rituals, burial feasts, cannibalism, religious activities

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