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Traits of the Indians of Porto Rico, Fray ligo remarks that
they were copper colored, although sallow and of darker complexions,
short in stature, well proportioned, with flat noses, wide nostrils,..They had long, thick, black,
coarse hair, and were weak and indolent, regarding with aversion all
exertion which was not necessary to their amusement or involved in
fishing, hunting, or in obtaining food from other sources. They were
governed by caciques, or chiefs, whose rights descended to the eldest"
Carolina, Puerto Rico 1881.
This program turns to an examination of Indian Slavery under the title “Indian Slavery in the Americas – Its Origins, Impacts and Implications.” The focus of this panel discussion is on the new perspectives on the institution of Indian slavery in the Americas and its relationship to African slavery, as well as modern day ramifications of Indian slavery for Native Americans. Scholars from Brown University, Rhode Island College and Roger Williams University explore this topic. Full Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ8A52AC2LI&t=4652s United States. War Dept. Puerto Rico Census Office Link https://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/united-states-war-dept-puerto-rico-census-office/report-on-the-census-of-porto-rico-1899-ala/page-3-report-on-the-census-of-porto-rico-1899-ala.shtml
Report on the census of Porto Rico, 1899
byUnited States. War Dept. Puerto Rico Census Office; Sanger, Joseph Prentiss, 1840-1926; Gannett, Henry, 1846-1914; Willcox, Walter Francis, 1861-1964 https://archive.org/details/reportoncensusof00unitiala/page/24/mode/2up 1899 War Department Census of Puerto Rico (PAGE Number 24 ) https://libguides.utsa.edu/c.php?g=519392&p=3551836