Susanna McLeod

Susanna McLeod

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Smallpox Devastated Canadian First Nations 1780 – 1782

The numbers killed were unclear, but the consequences of smallpox were heart-breaking for the natives in the Hudson’s Bay region of Canada. “Small pox is rageing [sic] all round us with great violence, sparing very few that take it,” wrote Hudson House Clerk William Walker on December 4, 1780. “We have received the News of… (read more)