How Native Americans were vaccinated against smallpox, then pushed off their land

Disease, Threats

How Native Americans were vaccinated against smallpox, then pushed off their land

More than 180 years ago, the federal government launched the largest effort of its kind in the United States to vaccinate Native Americans against the deadly disease of smallpox.

With it ravaging Native American communities in the 1830s, the disease became a widespread public health crisis and threatened to curtail the government’s massive effort to force thousands of Native Americans from their lands in the East and push them West to reservations.

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Belly of the Beast: A POW’s Inspiring True Story Faith Courage Survival Aboard The Infamous WWII Japanese Hell Ship Oryoku Maru

Other Atrocities, Threats

Belly of the Beast: A POW’s Inspiring True Story Faith Courage Survival Aboard The Infamous WWII Japanese Hell Ship Oryoku Maru

Describes the brutal ordeal of U.S. Naval Corpsman Estel Myers as a POW aboard the infamous Japanese prison ship Oryoku Maru during World War II, detailing the suffocation, malnutrition, torture, disease, and other hardships that claimed the lives of more than three quarters of the prisoners

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