Africans and Native Americans *LINK*
Posted By: heat_air_wata
Date: Friday, 23 April 2004, at 2:55 a.m.
After arriving in the Americas, Europeans turned first to Native Americans as a source of forced labor. They introduced African slaves to the region only after calculating the difficulty of coercing large numbers of Native Americans into their labor systems. Africans who fled from slavery frequently mixed with Native Americans to avoid being captured. Native Americans who escaped from slavery could evade the colonists through their knowledge of the surrounding areas, and some of them returned to help free enslaved Africans.
Wherever they established slavery in the Americas, Europeans feared the revolutionary potential of alliances between Native Americans and Africans. The first slave rebellion on North American soil took place along the Carolina coast in 1526 and was organized and executed by a coalition of Africans and Native Americans. Europeans especially feared communities of escaped slaves, known as maroon societies or quilombos, that arose in frontier areas and that often allied with Native Americans. These communities established themselves outside the boundaries of European settlement, where they sometimes allied with local Native Americans.
Despite the limited number of these maroon communities, they provoked strong reactions among the Europeans, who sought to keep the African and Native American peoples separated and mutually hostile if possible. They taught Africans to fight Native Americans and bribed Native Americans to hunt escaped Africans. Further sowing division between the peoples(CONT.)
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