Rotting Face : Smallpox and the American Indian (Google eBook)
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The smallpox epidemic of 1837-1838 forever changed the tribes of the Northern Plains. Before it ran out of human fuel, the disease claimed twenty thousand souls. R. G. Robertson tells the story of this deadly virus with modern implications.
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Rotting face: smallpox and the American IndianUser Review - Book Verdict
The term rotting face refers to the confluent pustules that were a common symptom of the variola major strain of smallpox in Native American communities. Robertson, a retired businessman and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, examines how this horrifying disease decimated Native American populations in the Americas by telling its story in two parts. The odd-numbered chapters examine in sobering detail an outbreak of smallpox on the Upper Missouri River in 1837-38 that killed an estimated 20,000 Native Americans, most of whom were Arickaras, Blackfeet, Hidatsas, or Mandans. The even-numbered chapters broadly assess the impact of smallpox throughout the Americas, offering a survey that, unfortunately, pales in comparison to the detailed Upper Missouri River case study. Academic and public libraries needing an excellent continental survey to complement this recommended work should also purchase Noble D. Cook's Born To Die: Disease & New World Conquest (1492-1650) (Cambridge Univ., 1998). Academic libraries should also consider Disease & Demography in the Americas (Smithsonian Inst., 1992), edited by John W. Verano and Douglas Ubelaker. John Burch, Campbellsville Univ., KY ...
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I have really mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, it's beautifully researched and on a topic that there isn't much on. On the other hand, the writing leaves something to be desired (awkward ...
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