Why do the Spaniards kidnap Bright Morning in Sing Down the Moon?

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Bright Morning and Running Bird are kidnapped by Spanish slave traders. These men look for young Indian girls to sell in the city to families who want domestic help. The slave trade is apparently a lucrative occupation, and essentially, Bright Morning and Running Bird are kidnapped to make money for their captors. Bright Morning says,

For many years now (the Spanish slavers)...

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