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Adriana Cabrera Professor Brian D. Behnken History 105 Cave, Alfred A. The Pequot War. University of Massachusetts Press, 1996. When we refer to slavery the first thoughts that come to mind are blacks, the Civil War, Fredrick Douglass, and plantations just to name a few. What we do not know is that slavery does not only refer to African Americans but to Indians as well back in the colonial times. Through Alfred Cave’s literature we are witnesses of the subjugation of Indians by the English colonies. When the English arrived to the New World they perceived the Indians to be lazy, wild people or like Cave said, “Primitive people living in a state of lawlessness, unfettered by the restraints that bound civilized men” (18). Throughout the seventeenth century Indian religious practitioners were perceived to be “in league with the devil and that the native inhabitants of New England were the devil’s slaves” (23). The colonists believed what they wanted to believe, they did not give the Indian culture a chance to at least try and
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