Smallpox Genocide of the Odawa Tribe at L’arbre Croche, 1763

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This is the first contemporary study of the smallpox genocide directed against the Odawa by the British during the French and Indian War. This incident of bioterrorism is set within the history of the Odawa people from before 1763 to the present. This book contains five color photographs.


“This is a highly readable, informative, and well-thought out book, one that should be equally welcomed by mainstream historians and Native American persons.” -Joseph Bruchac, Head of The Greenfield Review, Greenfield Center, NY “This is a story about greed, territorial expansion, warfare, cultural, economic and political imperialism, and genocide. It is also about a North American people, the Odawa, and their culture, values, political structure, and sense of place. Dr. Cappel, not an Odawa, tells the stories within stories as one might expect of an Odawa storyteller.” - Dr. Robert McAndrews, Core Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, The Graduate College, Union Institute and University"One function of this book is its illustration of the ubiquity of plot theories and the historical inaccuracies that form their bases. It also demonstrates a beginning stagein historiography that includes Indian sources."— G.Gagnon, University of North Dakota

Table of Contents

Foreword by Simon Otto
1 Background
2 Prehistory of L’Arbre Croche (Waganakising) and Northern Michigan
3 Historical Background of the Odawa until 1700
4 Smallpox in North America until 1763
5 Odawa History from 0700 to 1763
6 The Odawa and Other Native Americans as Viewed by Francis Parkman
7 The Odawa Lifestyle to 1763
8 History of the Odawa to 1763 according to Andrew J. Blackbird
9 Fort Michilimackinac in 1763
10 Lord Jefferey Amherst
11 Andrew J. Blackbird
12 Odawa History from 1763 to the Present

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