Article abstract: Before Europeans arrived in the Americas, American Indians had well-established systems and routes of trade; the European concept of trade soon altered the traditional ways
Pre-contact Indian tribes had philosophies about property that differed dramatically from those of most Europeans; their philosophies limited the notion of what was to be traded and by whom. Most Indian property was personal, such as clothing, weapons, and subsistence items. This personal property did not usually include land. Indian tribes and kin groups, rather than...
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