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The Resource The coming of the spirit of pestilence : introduced infectious diseases and population decline among Northwest Coast Indians, 1774-1874, Robert Boyd

The coming of the spirit of pestilence : introduced infectious diseases and population decline among Northwest Coast Indians, 1774-1874, Robert Boyd

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The coming of the spirit of pestilence : introduced infectious diseases and population decline among Northwest Coast Indians, 1774-1874
Title
The coming of the spirit of pestilence
Title remainder
introduced infectious diseases and population decline among Northwest Coast Indians, 1774-1874
Statement of responsibility
Robert Boyd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the late 1700s, when Euro-Americans began to visit the Northwest Coast, they reported the presence of vigorous, diverse cultures - among them the Tlingit, Haida, Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka), Coast Salish, and Chinookans - with a population conservatively estimated at over 180,000. A century later only about 35,000 were left. The change was brought about by the introduction of diseases that had originated in the Eastern Hemisphere, such as smallpox, malaria, measles, and influenza." "The Coming of the Spirit of Pestilence examines the introduction of infectious diseases among the Indians of the Northwest Coast culture area (present-day western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, and southeast Alaska) in the first century of contact and the effects of these new diseases on Native American population size, structure, interactions, and viability. The emphasis is on epidemic diseases and specific epidemic episodes."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyd, Robert T.
Dewey number
614.4/9795
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA650.55.N67
LC item number
B69 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Indians, North American
  • Indians, North American
  • Population Dynamics
  • Northwestern United States
Label
The coming of the spirit of pestilence : introduced infectious diseases and population decline among Northwest Coast Indians, 1774-1874, Robert Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Becoming Part of a Broader Disease Pool, 1835-1847
  • 6.
  • Two Midcentury Epidemics: Measles and Smallpox, 1847-1848 and 1853
  • 7.
  • A Final Disaster: The 1862 Smallpox Epidemic in Coastal British Columbia
  • 8.
  • North Coast Population History, 1774-1889
  • 9.
  • Lower Columbia Population History, 1775-1855
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Conclusion: Population Decline and Culture Change
  • App. 1.
  • Northwest Coast Indigenous Ailments
  • Historical Epidemiology: Background and Precedents
  • 2.
  • The First Smallpox Epidemics of the Historic Period
  • 3.
  • Diseases Caused by Treponemata and Mycobacteria: Precontact and Postcontact Forms
  • 4.
  • The "Fever and Ague" of Western Oregon
Control code
41278418
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 403 pages
Isbn
9780774807555
Lccn
99028736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The coming of the spirit of pestilence : introduced infectious diseases and population decline among Northwest Coast Indians, 1774-1874, Robert Boyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Becoming Part of a Broader Disease Pool, 1835-1847
  • 6.
  • Two Midcentury Epidemics: Measles and Smallpox, 1847-1848 and 1853
  • 7.
  • A Final Disaster: The 1862 Smallpox Epidemic in Coastal British Columbia
  • 8.
  • North Coast Population History, 1774-1889
  • 9.
  • Lower Columbia Population History, 1775-1855
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Conclusion: Population Decline and Culture Change
  • App. 1.
  • Northwest Coast Indigenous Ailments
  • Historical Epidemiology: Background and Precedents
  • 2.
  • The First Smallpox Epidemics of the Historic Period
  • 3.
  • Diseases Caused by Treponemata and Mycobacteria: Precontact and Postcontact Forms
  • 4.
  • The "Fever and Ague" of Western Oregon
Control code
41278418
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 403 pages
Isbn
9780774807555
Lccn
99028736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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