European Slave Trade
• European slave traders traveled to West
Africa in search of slaves.
• Europeans needed slaves to work on
huge plantations in the colonies.
• Europeans traded guns, clothes, rum
and tobacco for the slaves.
How did West Africans respond?
Some refused to trade
Other West Africans traded reluctantly
Some traded people who were already
their slaves, like prisoners of war
Some West Africans raided other
villages to find slaves
Some West Africans tried to find slaves
outside of their village
The Triangle Trade Route
What happened during the voyage?
Slaves committed Slaves saved
suicide! their energy
against the crew!
How were slaves sold?
Slaves were sold
in a scramble Slaves were sold
on an auction
What happened the first year?
*Sold Given new names
Kissy or Toby
*Given Strange tools
How did slaves respond to their
*Some slaves tried to run away, but were
*Some pretended to be sick!
*Some worked harder for better treatment!