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Native Americans were wiped out by plagues brought by European missionaries, study finds

 


Native Americans were wiped out by plagues brought by European missionaries more than a hundred years after Christopher Columbus discovered the New World.

Infectious diseases killed nearly nine out of ten causing vast areas to become depopulated, a new study estimated.

And their fate could have implications for how human activities are changing the planet today, say scientists.

Many scholars claim disease struck shortly after the explorer discovered the continent in 1492.

Read more: http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/8203-Native-Americans-wiped-plagues-brought/story-28600139-detail/story.html#ixzz3ySEmSFzv

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