Native Depopulation

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Published on July 7, 2009

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Inquiry 1010 DEPOPULATION EUROPEAN CONTACT AND INDIAN IN THE NORTHEAST: THE TIMING OF THE FIRST EPIDEMICS http://www.andreas.blicher.info/images/hochland_paper.jpg

COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE http://shop.missmary.com/watermark.php?i=154 http://www.mspong.org/cyclopedia/images/oc_turkey.jpg http://www.wpclipart.com/plants/BW/coffee.png http://www.smallpoxhistory.ucl.ac.uk/images/Smallpox-Case-Wet-nurse1.jpg http://www.wpclipart.com/plants/BW/coffee.png

BIOINVASION http://www.guide-to-symbols.com/_images_pub2/vitruvian.jpg http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/virus-human-lysogenic.gif

SMALL POX human virus “crowd disease” highly contagious spread by prolonged social contact or body fluids non-contagious incubation period of 12-14 days pustules break out on skin results in skin scars, blindness, male infertility or deathhttp://medinfo.ufl.edu/year2/mmid/bms5300/images/pox2.jpg

human virus

“crowd disease”

highly contagious

spread by prolonged social contact or body fluids

non-contagious incubation period of 12-14 days

pustules break out on skin

results in skin scars, blindness, male infertility or death

DEVASTATION BY ISOLATION Crossed Bering Land Bridge 10kyrNo gene flowNo exposure to pathogens of other world populationsFew domesticated animals led to a weak immune systemhttp://images.encarta.msn.com/xrefmedia/aencmed/targets/maps/mhi/T045265A.gif

Crossed Bering Land Bridge 10kyr

No gene flow

No exposure to pathogens of other world populations

Few domesticated animals led to a weak immune system

POPULATION BEFORE CONTACT? what size was the population? what was life like? what culture existed? how did they meet their needs? what biological traits did they have?http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/archeo/oracles/draper/drap1.jpg

what size was the population?

what was life like?

what culture existed?

how did they meet their needs?

what biological traits did they have?

BIOINVASION SEVERITY? BIOINVASION: “when a species that originally exists in an certain part of the planet is intentionally or, more often, accidentally introduced into an entirely new location”(Orem) http://www.bethelhistorical.org/great%20dying.jpg

“when a species that originally exists in an certain part of the planet is intentionally or, more often, accidentally introduced into an entirely new location”(Orem)

THESIS Using the timing of the first epidemics of the Caribbean and Mexico we can determine when such epidemics reached the Northeast. With that information we can make a more accurate assumption regarding the size of the native population before these epidemics spread and how much of an effect they had on decreasing their population. X

TWO SIDES TO THE STORY “HIGH COUNTERS” “LOW COUNTERS” isolated epidemics western hemisphere pandemic high mortality wholesale slaughter sporadic over time unabated for 150 years minimal evidence epidemic evidence transposed

isolated epidemics

western hemisphere pandemic

high mortality

wholesale slaughter

sporadic over time

unabated for 150 years

minimal evidence

epidemic evidence transposed

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