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By James A. Henretta, David Brody

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But elders and chiefs did not form a distinct and powerful ruling class; instead, they used personal authority within the kinship system to win acceptance of their policies. The culture of these lineage-based societies did not encourage the accumulation of material goods. Individual ownership of land was virtually unknown. ” The elders would urge members to share food and other scarce goods, fostering an ethic of reciprocity rather than one of accumulation. “You are covetous, and neither generous nor kind,” the Micmac Indians of Nova Scotia told acquisitive French fur traders in the late 1600s.

2 West Africa and the Mediterranean in the Fifteenth Century Trade routes across the Sahara Desert had long connected West Africa with the Mediterranean. Gold, ivory, and slaves moved north and east; fine textiles, spices, and the Muslim faith traveled south and west. Beginning in the 1430s, the Portuguese opened up maritime trade with the coastal regions of West Africa, which were home to many peoples and dozens of large and small states. Within a decade, they would join in the slave trade there.

Beginning in the 1430s, the Portuguese opened up maritime trade with the coastal regions of West Africa, which were home to many peoples and dozens of large and small states. Within a decade, they would join in the slave trade there. treated their ancestors with great respect, partly because they believed that the dead resided in a nearby spiritual realm and could intercede in their lives. Most West African peoples had secret societies, such as the Poro for men and the Sande for women, that united people from different lineages and clans.

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