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December 27, 2018 - Aljazeera

How Native Americans adopted slavery from white settlers

How Native Americans adopted slavery from white settlers
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The indigenous peoples of North America had utilised a form of captive-taking and involuntary labour long before European contact. But this form of bondage was neither trans-generational nor permanent. Captive-taking was most often used to replace a dead loved one within the family with a new person. The captive would then take on this deceased person's sexual or labour-related capacities.

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