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Bonds of AllianceIndigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France$
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Brett Rushforth

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835586

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807838174_rushforth

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Prologue: Halter and Shackles

Prologue: Halter and Shackles

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(p.3) Prologue: Halter and Shackles
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Bonds of Alliance
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Brett Rushforth

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807838174_rushforth.6

This book explores the relationship between indigenous and Atlantic slaveries in New France. Between about 1660 and 1760, French colonists and their Native allies enslaved thousands of Indians. The collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation includes relics of slavery: Indian slave halter (fitting emblem of indigenous North American slavery), shackles or leg irons, whips, and iron collars. Although they were produced at nearly the same time and for similar purposes, these slave restraints, like the cultures that made them, can seem worlds apart.

Keywords:   slaveries, New France, Indians, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, slavery, slave halter, shackles, legs irons, whips, iron collars

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