Friday, October 29, 2010

Repercussions, 1712-1717

"Those who fell victim to the slavers were usually shipped to distant colonies to spend their days laboring for others with no hope of returning to their families and homes. Not that they passively accepted their condition: in several colonies the variously termed "Southern" or "Spanish" or "Carolina" Indians earned a reputation as troublemakers and instigators, leading several provincial governments to bar their importation. Noth that it mattered: in a few years South Carolina so alienated its [Indian] allies that they banned together in a pan-Indian movement that ended the large-scale slaving of native peoples."
(pages 257-258)
Gallay, Alan in The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South 1670-1717. Yale University Press, 2002.

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