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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Jeffrey Amherst, smallpox blankets, and the Indians

    by , 06-17-2014 at 09:40 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Just because everyone thinks something happened is not a good reason to think that it did occur.. For decades I had believed that Lord Jeffrey Amherst had spread smallpox among American Indians by giving them smallpox infested blankets in an effort to reduce their numbers. I donít remember when I first encountered that story; it might have been in elementary school. But I never bothered to look into the matter until recently, when an acquaintance, who is not the most credible person I have ever ...