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Contributing Institution

Maine State Archives

Document Type

Text

Identifier

185141-F030-I010

Description

Report from Dr. Charles E. Swan of Calais to the Secretary of State's office, at the request of Mr. Avery, who was concerned at the report of an outbreak of smallpox resulting in six deaths among the Native Americans encamped on Gordon's Island in Big Lake. Dr. Swan reports that he vaccinated the tribe and left instructions to quarantine the sick and supply the camps "with all necessary food, clothing, and medicine."

Exact Creation Date

12-29-1851

Language

English

Location

Washington County; Calais

Other Location

Gordon's Island; Big Lake

Keywords

Secretary of State; Native Americans; Passamaquoddy Tribe; Tribes; Indigenous Peoples; Disease; Smallpox; Vaccines

Disciplines

History | Indigenous Studies | United States History

1851-12-29 Report of Smallpox Outbreak Among Passamaquoddy in Calais


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