Event Date
1625
Included in All Dates?
Yes
Unique ID
4
Associated Media Filename

128

French Jesuits who encountered Native Americans in Canada were confused by the hostility they received from the Indians, who, they said, “observed with some sort of reason that since our arrival in these lands those who had been the nearest to us had happened to be the most ruined by [smallpox], and that whole villages of those who had received us now appeared utterly exterminated” (Ian Glynn and Jenifer Glynn, The Life and Death of Smallpox).

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