Unnamed Enslaved People 3

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There are two references in "Appendix Compson" to the slaves who lived in Yoknapatawpha before the Civil War. The term "slaves" appears only in reference to the "shiftless slaves" owned by the descendants of the Chickasaw tribe who remain in the region after the Indian Removal (329). But the Compson family, like the other "masters of plantations" in Yoknapatawpha, owned a number of slaves as well (328). Their existence is indicated by the "slavequarters" listed among the structures on the Compson estate (328), and by Jason IV's reference to Lincoln freeing them "from the Compsons" in 1865 (340).