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Annihilating DifferenceThe Anthropology of Genocide$
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Alexander Laban Hinton

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520230286

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520230286.001.0001

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Genocide against Indigenous Peoples

Genocide against Indigenous Peoples

(p.43) 2 Genocide against Indigenous Peoples
Annihilating Difference

David Maybury-Lewis

University of California Press

This chapter shows how the genocidal and inhumane treatment of indigenous peoples was often framed in the metanarratives of modernity, particularly in the notion of “progress.” It points out that not all of the devastation was caused by genocide; Indigenous peoples died from European diseases, from starvation due to the loss of their land, from forced labor, and from murder. This chapter also summarizes some of the factors that have led to the genocide of indigenous peoples.

Keywords:   indigenous peoples, genocide, inhumane treatment, modernity, starvation, forced labor, murder, European diseases

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