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Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America - Chapters 10-12, The Trade in Indian Slaves, Fishing for Food and Profit, Guerillas and Warriors Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 10-12, The Trade in Indian Slaves, Fishing for Food and Profit, Guerillas and Warriors Summary and Analysis

Chapter 10 discusses the massive enslavement of the Native Americans who survived the epidemics and plagues brought upon them by European diseases. The first instances of Native American slavery arose when the Spanish conquered Mexico which then extended into what is now the American Southwest. Russia threatened to expand its holdings down the Pacific coast into Spanish territory and the Spanish needed an army to fight them off. The Spanish rulers enlisted the aid of local Franciscan monks to convert local Native Americans and get them to labor around the monasteries and fight for the Spanish. The Franciscans abided the Spanish rulers and used vicious and oppressive religious manipulation to fulfill their duties.

Spanish enslavement of Native Americans...

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