Small Bowl Dbq

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Topic 1 During the mid to late 1800’s those who lived on the Great Plains were plagued by death. Throughout this time many died due to a new disease called smallpox. There was no cure and the disease spread very quickly, to give two of the reasons that it killed so many. The people who were hit the hardest were the Indian tribes that were located on the Great Plains. It was estimated that around 20,000 Indians died due to smallpox. The spread of smallpox is considered one of the most catastrophic epidemics recorded on the North American continent. It spread quickly through villages devastating the population. The Indian people were hit the hardest out of anyone, especially those of the Mandan tribe. They were infected when ships passed

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