Chapter

Slave Labor

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 1997 | ISBN: 9780520206168
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520918115 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0007
Slave Labor

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This chapter explores slave labor and its ramifications for the various societies in the Northwest Coast. It describes the tasks performed by slaves, and explains the traditional assessments of the value and significance of slave labor. The chapter suggests that some of the most important production activities of the slaves include food procurement, tool manufacturing, and production of objects and paraphernalia for use in ceremonial activities.

Keywords: slave labor; Northwest Coast; food procurement; ceremonial activities; tool manufacturing

Chapter.  8254 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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