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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (2): 441–442.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Christopher Schmidt-Nowara Disease, Resistance, and Lies: The Demise of the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Brazil and Cuba . By Graden Dale T. . ( Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press , 2014 . x + 291 pp., acknowledgments, introduction, appendix, index . $35.00 paper...
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Ethnohistory (2000) 47 (2): 506–508.
Published: 01 April 2000
... of aboriginal health alongside devastat- ing statistics on the dreaded tuberculosis, influenza, measles, alcohol, sui- cides, and venereal disease, among others. Kelm contends that aboriginal bodies are the ‘‘sites of struggle between...
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Ethnohistory (2008) 55 (2): 343–344.
Published: 01 April 2008
... of disease, violent conflict, or migration. Thrush instead weaves connections all the way from the native people who met Arthur Denny and his party on the beach at Alki Point in 1851 to the present. Second, he brings together Indian history and cultural myths surrounding Indian people into one...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (3): 582–583.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Gregory E. Smoak Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life . By Daschuk James . ( Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press , 2013 . xxii + 318 pp., acknowledgments, introductions, illustrations, bibliography, index . $39.95 cloth...
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Ethnohistory (2024) 71 (1): 1.
Published: 01 January 2024
... on many aspects of life. It has shaped cultural, political, and economic experiences around the world. Indigenous people are well aware of the catastrophic results and at times creative responses to disease and community crisis. Scholars have taken note of the many ways the spread of diseases...
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Ethnohistory (2001) 48 (3): 518–519.
Published: 01 July 2001
... of Pestilence: Introduced Infectious Diseases and Population Decline among Northwest Coast Indians, By Robert Boyd. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, xv + pp., preface, introduction, maps, illustrations, appendixes, bibliography, index. cloth.) Nancy Shoemaker, University of Connecticut To my...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (3): 659–661.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Manuella Meyer Diseased Relations: Epidemics, Public Health, and State-Building in Yucatán, Mexico, 1847–1924 . By McCrea Heather . ( Albuquerque : University of Mexico Press , 2011 . 288 pp., acknowledgments, afterword, illustrations, map, bibliography, index . $27.95 paper...
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Ethnohistory (2005) 52 (2): 371–406.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Mary Ellen Kelm At the turn of the twentieth century, social medicine was emerging as a key contributor to the production of racial hierarchies. At this time, the North American medical community expanded its interest and involvement with native people and applied its beliefs about race and disease...
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Ethnohistory (2002) 49 (4): 821–869.
Published: 01 October 2002
...Hilary M. Carey; David Roberts Of all the various infections that afflicted Aboriginal people in Australia during the years of first contact with Europeans, smallpox was the most disastrous. The physical and social impacts of the disease are well known. This article considers another effect...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (1): 45–71.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Paul Kelton Current scholarship on the impact of epidemics on American Indians is inadequate to explain how Indians survived. Too often Indians are given no credit for being able to combat emergent diseases, and too often epidemics are depicted as completely undermining native religious beliefs...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (4): 623–645.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Rebecca Dufendach Abstract The first encounters between Nahuas and Spaniards from 1519 to 1521 resulted in widespread deaths in the indigenous communities of central Mexico. Although the first recorded disease epidemic is often acknowledged as a factor in the loss of rule to the invaders...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 April 2021
... in that year. The address proposed that the apocalypse had already occurred in the sixteenth century, when the Maya and many other Indigenous groups of the Americas were devastated by diseases brought by European immigrants. The author examined how the destruction was documented in Spanish surveys called...
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Ethnohistory (2024) 71 (1): 3–25.
Published: 01 January 2024
... with the natural world. Finally, this essay recasts disease in the history of Native North America as potentially liberatory, as different lifeways exposed different populations to mosquitoes and their diseases. camdenelliott@g.harvard.edu Copyright 2024 by American Society for Ethnohistory 2024...
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Ethnohistory (2024) 71 (1): 27–45.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., maintained communal solidarity by accessing the divine using sacred rituals. From New Spain’s southern extremity in Chiapas to its northern frontier in Santa Fe, devout commoners made votive offerings to combat disease and recalibrate the cosmos. Indigenous medical specialists such as curanderos and midwives...
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Ethnohistory (2024) 71 (1): 47–62.
Published: 01 January 2024
... interaction between the Spanish and the Xicaque and, because of this, defined Spanish policy within the region of Leán y Mulia. A fear of contracting the disease would subsequently linger in the memory of the Xicaque at the misiones and in Leán y Mulia. This dread of disease and sickness predetermined...
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Ethnohistory (2002) 49 (1): 69–121.
Published: 01 January 2002
...William L. Preston The thesis that California's native peoples were infected with Old World diseases prior to the founding of the first mission in 1769 is attracting increasing attention but is not widely accepted by students of the state's prehistoric and colonial periods. The perceived lack...
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Ethnohistory (2002) 49 (1): 123–169.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., and large parts of their territory were lost. The greatest loss occurred in the years from about 1636 to 1641, when Pueblo populations, already diminished as a result of various forms of Spanish exploitation, flight from the region, and, perhaps, earlier epidemics, suffered a major disease event...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (2): 225–262.
Published: 01 April 2010
... not appear to have suffered from the demographic collapse associated with introduced diseases. Second, the native population at Santa Catalina consisted of speakers of at least three languages and was drawn from a wide geographic area. The diversity of the native population at Santa Catalina may have...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (1): 95–119.
Published: 01 January 2006
... to raids, drought, or disease. Turkana historians have thus argued that the representation of Turkana militarism for continued territorial expansion is more a Western creation, for the Turkana were more concerned to defend their acquired territory than participate in unprovoked belligerence against...
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Ethnohistory (2007) 54 (3): 473–508.
Published: 01 July 2007
...-American diseases leading up to the tribe's massive depopulation in the late nineteenth century. The most striking finding is that the cultural practices and religious customs with which the Kansa responded to these tremendous changes made matters worse for them. Their adherence to death customs...