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Understanding Indigenous Enslavement

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A group of colonies, territories, or nations held under the control of a more powerful nation. Within the context of the article, the term is a reference to European nations such as Spain, France, and England that had control over lands throughout the world, including in the Americas, where the Europeans came into conflict with the Native Americans indigenous to these territories.
Originating from an area; native to a place. The term sometimes refers to plants and animals in the phrase “indigenous species.” In the context of the article, the term refers to the people who lived in an area prior to colonial settlement, have a strong link to the area’s territory and natural resources, and have a distinct culture. In the U.S., the original inhabitants are known as Native Americans or American Indians. In Canada, the original inhabitants are referred to as the First Nations. People in these groups also identify in sub-groups called tribes, which have different cultures and lifestyles.