Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of California Pr
- Publish date: 08/01/1997
- ISBN: 9780520206168
- ISBN10: 0520206169
The book includes detailed chapters on who owned slaves and the relations between masters and slaves; how slaves were procured; transactions in slaves; the nature, use, and value of slave labor; and the role of slaves in rituals. In addition to analyzing all the available data, ethnographic and historic, on slavery in traditional Northwest Coast cultures, Donald compares the status of Northwest Coast slaves with that of war captives in other parts of traditional Native North America.