Genocide against Indigenous Peoples

David Maybury-Lewis

in Annihilating Difference

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780520230286
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927575 | DOI:
Genocide against Indigenous Peoples

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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

Chapter.  5463 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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