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Operé, Fernando

Indian Captivity in Spanish America

Frontier Narratives Fernando Operé. Translated by Gustavo Pellón

Even before the arrival of Europeans to the Americas, the practice of taking captives was widespread among Native Americans. Indians took captives for many reasons: to replace—by adoption—tribal members who had been lost in battle, to use as barter for needed material goods, to use as slaves, or to... More