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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (2): 423–424.
Published: 01 April 2016
... important than the Cherokee response to smallpox, which undermines the narrative of Native peoples as passive victims who failed to cope with the epidemiological catastrophe or as those who even amplified the lethality of smallpox through “counterproductive actions” like failing to separate the sick from...
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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
... customs as well as their leadership position. American Society for Ethnohistory 2004 Avoiding the Smallpox Spirits: Colonial Epidemics and Southeastern Indian Survival Paul Kelton, University of Kansas Abstract. Current scholarship on the impact of epidemics on American Indians...
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Ethnohistory (2024) 71 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2024
... phase of a smallpox epidemic that ravaged communities of Indigenous survivors. More lives were lost to smallpox than to combat, particularly as the disease permeated prisoner camps. A general lack of concern for the health of Indigenous prisoners punctuated their experience of dispossession at the hands...
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Figure 2. Deaths attributed to smallpox at Martín García, 1879. More
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 3. Age distribution of deaths attributed to smallpox. More
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Ethnohistory (2024) 71 (1): 63–86.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Matthew J. Sparacio Abstract The presence of chilakwa (smallpox) in Choctaw villages between 1747 and 1748 complicated factionalism and civil war. Utilizing Sharla Fett’s approach to health culture—defined as “the social relations of healing”—this article outlines how eighteenth-century Choctaws...
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Ethnohistory (2013) 60 (3): 485–504.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., the Dena'ina contextualized the turmoil not as the oppressive actions of invaders but as shaman-induced intracultural turmoil, thereby shaping the narrative in their own historical terms and negating the power of the occupier to frame history. Third, after the 1836–40 smallpox epidemic, many Dena'ina were...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (4): 607–618.
Published: 01 October 2014
... of smallpox before he could complete his task. Two hundred seventy years later, the Mohegan Tribe, with the help of Elizabeth II, unveiled a monument to Mahomet at Southwark Cathedral. Oscillating between his story and wider questions related to monument, memory, and commemoration, this short essay argues...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (1): 101–127.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Chris Arnett; Jesse Morin Abstract This article argues that the red-ocher paintings (pictographs) in Coast Salish Tsleil-Waututh territory in Indian Arm, British Columbia, were made around the time of contact in specific response to demographic collapse caused by smallpox. Tsleil-Waututh people...
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Ethnohistory (2024) 71 (1): 47–62.
Published: 01 January 2024
... Mulia. After a few short-lived settlements in the early part of the eighteenth century, a new wave of Franciscans began attempts to convert the Xicaque of Leán y Mulia in 1747–54. In 1751 the onset of a smallpox epidemic at the Franciscan misiones became the watershed event that defined subsequent...
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Ethnohistory (2024) 71 (1): 87–112.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Farren Yero Abstract In 1805, the pueblo of Tultitlan fell victim to an ostensibly mysterious new plague. After a year of curative treatment, it spread across what is now Mexico State, prompting urban officials to authorize the use of smallpox vaccination—an intervention that elicited fierce debate...
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Ethnohistory (2001) 48 (3): 518–519.
Published: 01 July 2001
... spread of the most serious epidemics and chronic afflic- tions: smallpox, venereal diseases, and tuberculosis (the latter Boyd argues were indigenous to the Americas but were introduced as new variants to the Northwest Coast with the arrival of Europeans), malaria, smallpox again along with dysentery...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (3): 391–418.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... Comanche population, however, decreased steadily after 1780, experiencing an aston- ishing collapse during the second half of the nineteenth century (see fig. 2). Comanche population decline was largely the result of a succession of smallpox and cholera epidemics documented between 1780 and 1867...
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Ethnohistory (2002) 49 (1): 171–204.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of Smallpox in the Greater Southwest, American Anthropologist 89 (3): 704 -8. Reiter, Paul 1938 The Jemez Pueblo of Unshagi,New Mexico . Monographs of the School of American Research, No. 5-6. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. Robinson, William J., J. W. Hannah, and B. G. Harrill 1972...
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Ethnohistory (2005) 52 (1): 197–198.
Published: 01 January 2005
... morbidity and mortality rates for native American peoples in the aftermath of European conquest. Alchon critiques the idea of ‘‘New World exceptionalism’’ regarding epidemic disease, the idea that smallpox, measles, and the bubonic plague had a more catastrophic effect on native American than Old World...
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Ethnohistory (2005) 52 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 January 2005
... of, and explanations for, the horrific morbidity and mortality rates for native American peoples in the aftermath of European conquest. Alchon critiques the idea of ‘‘New World exceptionalism’’ regarding epidemic disease, the idea that smallpox, measles, and the bubonic plague had a more catastrophic effect...
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Ethnohistory (2005) 52 (1): 200–201.
Published: 01 January 2005
... morbidity and mortality rates for native American peoples in the aftermath of European conquest. Alchon critiques the idea of ‘‘New World exceptionalism’’ regarding epidemic disease, the idea that smallpox, measles, and the bubonic plague had a more catastrophic effect on native American than Old World...
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Ethnohistory (2007) 54 (3): 473–508.
Published: 01 July 2007
...-round as well. And third, disease may have compelled tribes to hunt more by scaring them away from the sicknesses in their villages. In December 1831 the missionary Thomas Johnson observed that “the smallpox has subsided [at the Kansa villages] and the Indians are now returning home...
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Ethnohistory (2002) 49 (1): 69–121.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Britton, Pit 3, 4, and 5 Project . James H. Cleland, ed. Vol. 1 , pp. 15 -29. San Francisco,ca: kea Environmental. Clark, Stephen M. 1981 Smallpox and the Iroquois Wars:An Ethnohistorical Study of the Influence of Disease and Demographic Change on Iroquoian Culture History, 1630-1700. Master's...