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Transactions in Slaves

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/9780520206168.003.0008
Transactions in Slaves

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This chapter examines the transfer of slaves from one local group to another by means other than warfare and violence, focusing on the slave trade, the inclusion of slaves as part of marriage prestations, and the use of slaves as ceremonial gifts. It attempts to reconstruct the aboriginal slave trade network and investigates the origins of slaves traded, also providing charts showing slave prices during the late 1800s.

Keywords: slaves; slave trade; marriage prestations; ceremonial gifts; slave prices

Chapter.  9172 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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