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Native Americans were already decimated by a virus. They're scared it could happen again


April 15, 2020

Pontiac, an Ottawa Indian, confronts Colonel Henry Bouquet, a leader of the British forces, who had authorized his officers in the 1700s to spread smallpox amongst Native Americans by infecting blankets.

(CNN) - She was no more than 6 when she saw the black birds come for her family.

Her name was Kateri Tekakwitha, and she was a 17th century Mohawk girl living in what is now upstate New York. She had heard of a mysterious pestilence hitting distant tribes, but then it hit her village.


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