Christina Volken and Leila Abu Robb
Tituba’s Role
• First to confess to being a witch
• First to accuse others of witchcraft
• This sent Salem into chaos
Social Status
• Slave of Samuel Paris
• Helped raise the children
• Poor and not respected
• Said to be of Indian descent
Religious Views
• Viewed as a slave
• Was converted to Christianity and regularly
attended Church
Hardships
• Treated badly because of status
• Accused of being a witch and jailed
Grudges
• Possible grudge against Samuel Parris
• Owned by him
• Her accuser
• Was beaten into a confession by Parris
• Confessed, but only described European
witch-craft
• She never mentioned the stories of her Native
descent
• http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/
salem/ASA_TIT.HT
• Salemwitchtrials.com
• Etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/
• Nhc.rtp.nc.us/tserve/eighteen/ekeyinfo/salem
wc.htm