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If the fur trade was the glue which bound the people of the Old and New Worlds together, its conclusion emphasized the deep gulf between the two societies. The cleavages became even more distinct after the 820s, when major colonial priorities shifted from trade and military alliances with Indians to land for settlement. By this time, the British were accustomed to thinking of the land as theirs and were acting accordingly. the cape under british rule Similar patterns of land alienation developed in the Cape of Good Hope.

As long as they had surplus stocks, Khoikhoi herdsmen were not averse to trading them for European goods. Initially, they brought cattle to the Company fortress (known as the castle) for trade. But as their stocks became depleted, and competition for the remaining healthy herds grew, Khoikoi herders began raiding Company stocks. The Company then dropped all pretence of friendly relations. The hedge of Erkelbosch (hooked thorns) that Van Riebeeck had been instructed to plant around the castle to seal off the new settlement from The Land and the People ◉ c hapte r on e 23 “marauding natives” was both slow-growing and ineffective.

If the fur trade was the glue which bound the people of the Old and New Worlds together, its conclusion emphasized the deep gulf between the two societies. The cleavages became even more distinct after the 820s, when major colonial priorities shifted from trade and military alliances with Indians to land for settlement. By this time, the British were accustomed to thinking of the land as theirs and were acting accordingly. the cape under british rule Similar patterns of land alienation developed in the Cape of Good Hope.

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