SLAVERY (Alaska Historic Information)

The "Siwash" had their slaves, mostly women, taken from the weak Stick Indians on the Yukon, or some other weak tribe of the interior or Puget Sound country.

The treatment of these slaves was more cruel than of the wives, not much better than of the dogs, and ofttimes as atrocious and bloody as that of the witches.

The owner of a slave had full authority to inflict any injury upon or kill his servant. Although slavery is practically discontinued, we here and there find a slave in servitude or at liberty choosing voluntarily to remain in the land of his master, but the social rating of a liberated slave continues to be that of a slave.

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