The Blanket Truth: Stories of Smallpox in Early American Indian History

Image of blanket trading
Benjamin Hawkins trading with Creeks at trading post in Florida, c. 1790, U-M History of Art Department Visual Resources Collection, public domain

Event Information

Date & Time
March 18, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Clements Library 2014 Lecture Series
Event Type

Were smallpox blankets a weapon of war? How did Indians and settlers tie smallpox to the battlefield? Greg Dowd looks for the truth about smallpox in early American history.

Join us for another fascinating lecture sponsored by the Clements Library. The event is free, but please register by emailing or calling 734-647-0864.

Additional Infomation

Host Contact
Jamie Lausch Vander Broek
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Last modified: 02/25/2014