Until recently, the only known racial groups in the chesapeake colonies were Native Americans, the African slaves and the White colonists. Recent research, however, has shown that small numbers of East Indians were brought over to the colonies as enslaved laborers, as both India and the colonies were under British control. Some papers show notices for runaway slaves, and describe them as "East Indians", "East India Indians", and "Asiatic Indians".
Jan 9th, 2015
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