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Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Leland Donald

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This investigation of slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America contributes to our understanding of the aboriginal cultures of this area, and shows that Northwest Coast servitude, relatively ... More


Introduction

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The purpose of this book is to describe and analyze the practice and institution of slavery among the aboriginal inhabitants of the Northwest Coast of North America. The book describes Northwest ... More


The Study of Northwest Coast Slavery

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews studies of slavery in the Northwest Coast of North America, commenting on the previous studies and the traditional scholarly view of Northwest Coast slavery. It discusses the ... More


the Place of Slavery In Northwest Coast Culture

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the cultural relevance of slavery in the Northwest Coast of North America, and evaluates the contributions that slaves made to the economies of their communities. It ... More


An Overview of Northwest Coast Cultures

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an overview of the cultures of the North Pacific Coast of North America and discusses its relevance to the practice of slavery, listing the most distinctive characteristics of ... More


Class on the Northwest Coast

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines rank and class within the culture areas in the Northwest Coast of North America in the context of an approach of social stratification that considers the presence of both slave ... More


Methods and Sources

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the sources of information and the methods used to arrive at the statements and conclusions in this book about slavery in the Northwest Coast of North America. It explains the ... More


The Antiquity of Northwest Coast Slavery

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the history of Northwest Coast slavery in antiquity, focusing on the decades immediately preceding 1770, and describes evidence from the three major types of sources of ... More


Changes in Slavery, 1780–1880

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the changes in slavery in the Northwest Coast between 1780 and 1880, providing a brief account of contact history on the Northwest Coast and describing later events that ... More


Slaves and Masters Described

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the slave–master relations in the Northwest Coast. It defines a slave as a person over whom all the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised and examines ... More


Slave Labor

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

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 ... More


Captivity and Slavery in Aboriginal North American Cultures

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on captivity and slavery in aboriginal cultures in the Southeast and Northwest Coast of North America, discussing some possible servile statuses found in aboriginal eastern North ... More


The Scale of Slavery on the Northwest Coast

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the number of slaves and the scale of slavery in the Northwest Coast, explaining the sources of numerical population data and describing the slave population as found in the ... More


Slaves and Ritual

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

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 ... More


The Production of Slaves

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the production or acquisition of slaves in the Northwest Coast. It explains that almost all slaves had been nonslaves, either commoners or titleholders, who were seized by ... More


James Cook Maps a Huge Swath of the Northwest Coast, 1778

Roger M. McCoy

in On the Edge: Mapping North America's Coasts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199744046
eISBN:
9780190254407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744046.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on James Cook's map of a huge swath of the Northwest Coast in 1778. Beginning in 1768, Cook led three expeditions that explored and mapped much of the Pacific Ocean, including ... More


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