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Impact of Disease on Native Americans

Added by yongli on 05/16/2017 - 11:12, last changed on 01/30/2018 - 01:07
Newly introduced diseases originating in Europe, Africa, and Asia swept what is now Colorado in the aftermath of Christopher Columbus’s 1492 voyage. While sparse historical and archaeological records make the effects of the earliest epidemics hard to determine, evidence is better for the eighteenth...
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