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The Smallpox War in Nuxalk Territory By Tom Swanky
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This book documents the role played by intentional smallpox spreading during 1862 as the Colony of British Columbia, now part of Canada, took control of Nuxalk territory. In 2014, B.C.’s... More > Premier acknowledged for the official record that settlers had spread smallpox intentionally among the neighboring Tsilhqot’in. This book shows that most of those same settlers also targeted the Nuxalk. In this artificial catastrophe, several thousand Nuxalk, perhaps 70 percent of their entire number, died within nine months. Based on the evidence of eyewitnesses and survivors, Nuxalk and Tsilhqot’in Elders have always taught that this was not a natural disaster or the work of only a few rogue settlers but an instance of genocide. "The Smallpox War in Nuxalk Territory" details the evidence available from the written record that tends to support the Elders' teaching.< Less
The Smallpox War In Nuxalk Territory By Tom Swanky
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This book documents the role played by intentional smallpox spreading during 1862 as the Colony of British Columbia, now part of Canada, took control of Nuxalk territory. In 2014, B.C.’s... More > Premier acknowledged for the official record that settlers had spread smallpox intentionally among the neighboring Tsilhqot’in. This book shows that most of those same settlers also targeted the Nuxalk. In this artificial catastrophe, several thousand Nuxalk, perhaps 70 percent of their entire number, died within nine months. Based on the evidence of eyewitnesses and survivors, Nuxalk and Tsilhqot’in Elders have always taught that this was not a natural disaster or the work of only a few rogue settlers but an instance of genocide. "The Smallpox War In Nuxalk Territory" details the evidence available from the written record that tends to support the Elders' teaching.< Less
A Practical Treatise on Smallpox By George Henry Fox
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The Defector By Cole Vik
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Does Nikolai Reznov get out of Russia in time? Nikolai Reznov, in the book defector discovers the secret of the red Army. This thrill seeking adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Great Darkening By Shawn Swanky
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Based on survivor accounts, native elders from across British Columbia have long taught that the devastating smallpox epidemics that swept B.C. in 1862/63 were an ethnic cleansing exercise. Natives... More > died by the tens of thousands in only one year. Natives believed that the settler community under Gov. James Douglas intended to kill them in order to impose British institutions without treaties & to seize control of land without paying. As it then did. This period closed with B.C. martyring the Tsilhqot’in Chiefs at a mass hanging in 1864. The Tsilhqot’in had confronted settlers found spreading smallpox, executing some under their laws. They also had killed 14 settlers to prevent the introduction of smallpox at Bute Inlet. In The Great Darkening, preparing for a documentary, Shawn Swanky has created a dramatic narrative from archival records & local traditions that allow the audience to hear the Tsilhqot’in War Leader, settlers, officials & newspapers describe in their own words what happened.< Less
The Great Darkening By Shawn Swanky
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Based on survivor accounts, native elders from across British Columbia have long taught that the devastating smallpox epidemics that swept B.C. in 1862/63 were an ethnic cleansing exercise. Natives... More > died by the tens of thousands in only one year. Natives believed that the settler community under Gov. James Douglas intended to kill them in order to impose British institutions without treaties & to seize control of land without paying. As it then did. This period closed with B.C. martyring the Tsilhqot’in Chiefs at a mass hanging in 1864. The Tsilhqot’in had confronted settlers found spreading smallpox, executing some under their laws. They also had killed 14 settlers to prevent the introduction of smallpox at Bute Inlet. In The Great Darkening, preparing for a documentary, Shawn Swanky has created a dramatic narrative from archival records & local traditions that allow the audience to hear the Tsilhqot’in War Leader, settlers, officials & newspapers describe in their own words what happened.< Less
The Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montague By Lady Mary Wortley Montague
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The Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (15 May 1689 – 21 August 1762) was an aristocrat and writer. Montagu is today chiefly remembered for her letters, particularly her letters from Turkey, as wife to... More > the British ambassador. Being a female she was allowed to visit the Harem and gave insight in lives previously cut off from Foreign (mostly male ) visitors. Whilst in Turkey she witnesses practice of inoculation against smallpox and bought these findings to England. Kean Guides (Travel) have developed to take advantage of new reading media and to appeal to the modern reader. Specially formatted to improve the reading experience. We aim to offer a library of Travel Guides that have been selected to illustrate the best of the writer without the need to plough through tomes and tomes of writing to find the pieces you really want to read. We are committed to provide the greatest writers to readers at a reasonable price< Less
A Missing Genocide and the Demonization of its Heroes By Tom Swanky
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Based in part on its University of Victoria originated website “Klatsassin and the Chilcotin War,” the Great Unsolved Mysteries project won the 2008 Governor General's Award for... More > popularizing Canadian history and a MERLOT award from the California State University project on Multimedia Education Resources for Learning and Online Teaching. It is disappointing, then, to find that “Klatsassin and the Chilcotin War” makes no attempt at balance, objectivity or accuracy. Instead, it flagrantly disrespects the Tsilhqot'in perspective and buries its few Tsilhqot'in selections under a disproportionate barrage of unimportant detail. Just as astounding, as this Review documents at length, the website disregards any standard of care for accuracy from even the written record. Does the acclaim given this flawed production reflect a willingness of academics to abandon all discipline on the Internet, or does it reflect an anti-­indigenous colonial legacy still alive and well at Canadian universities?< Less
The True Story of Canada's "War" of Extermination on the Pacific - Plus the Tsilhqot'in and other First Nations Resistance By Tom Swanky
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At the inception of colonial rule on Canada’s Pacific Coast, natives “universally believed” Governor Douglas used smallpox as a weapon to kill them in lieu of treaties or paying for... More > land. Yet Canadian historians routinely dismiss this profound allegation without mention. In Canada’s greatest catastrophe, perhaps 100,000 B.C. natives died from smallpox during 1862/63. Before then, the First Nations were still sovereign. Afterward, British Columbia subjugated and dispossessed the depopulated First Nations through small wars billed as policing and by hanging several natives resisting colonialism. This is a detective story. It begins with the last action of the smallpox period, the hanging of five Tsilhqot’in Chiefs ambushed at a peace conference in 1864. The book then follows the smallpox trail back though the Tsilhqot’in War seeking its origin. It describes the smallpox carnage everywhere while seeking evidence of deliberate disease spreading. Does this trail lead to the Governor’s office as alleged?< Less
The True Story of Canada's "War" of Extermination on the Pacific By Tom Swanky
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At the inception of colonial rule on Canada’s Pacific Coast, natives “universally believed” Governor Douglas used smallpox as a weapon to kill them in lieu of treaties or paying for... More > land. Yet Canadian historians routinely dismiss this profound allegation without mention. In Canada’s greatest catastrophe, perhaps 100,000 B.C. natives died from smallpox during 1862/63. Before then, the First Nations were still sovereign. Afterward, British Columbia subjugated and dispossessed the depopulated First Nations through small wars billed as policing and by hanging several natives resisting colonialism. This is a detective story. It begins with the last action of the smallpox period, the hanging of five Tsilhqot’in Chiefs ambushed at a peace conference in 1864. The book then follows the smallpox trail back though the Tsilhqot’in War seeking its origin. It describes the smallpox carnage everywhere while seeking evidence of deliberate disease spreading. Does this trail lead to the Governor’s office as alleged?< Less