Discussion in 'IntroSpectrum' started by Crates, Oct 5, 2011.
Some interesting U.S history.
Anyone familiar with the reasons the Five Civilized Tribes became slave holders? I've heard that they were encouraged by whites to become slave holders as a way to adopt white culture and to make it more difficult for runaway slaves to seek refuge among the tribes.
Does anyone know if slavery was already being practiced among these tribes? For example was it already common for them to enslave war captives from rival tribes? So the practice of enslavement wasn't new to them.
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