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The Genocide That Wasnít: Ward Churchillís Research Fraud
Lamar University Sociology Dept ^ | Thomas Brown

Posted on 02/08/2005 7:54:20 AM PST by freespirited

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To: GarySpFc
Not really. It is well documented what was done to the Indians and what some of the Indians did to us.

No good story here for either group.

41 posted on 02/08/2005 9:32:53 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: freespirited

Professor Churchill is The Pig...


42 posted on 02/08/2005 9:33:43 AM PST by martin gibson
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To: freespirited
Why elevate this obscure academic with a discussion on his views? Some love to seek putrage just so they can sound off and be outraged. His 9/11 essay needed to be attacked and his opinion called to question. I don't feel the need to go back in time and read his past works to find more thinks to sound outraged against and in turn make this man a counter culture super star.

By fueling the need to Jerry Springer this guy we are probably increasing his profile and speaking fees.

No thanks - I'm out.

43 posted on 02/08/2005 9:46:45 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: freespirited

In those days people were scared to death of smallpox, almost like fear of AIDS today. I would think any commander telling his troops to handle "smallpox blankets" would have a mutiny on his hands.


44 posted on 02/08/2005 9:50:34 AM PST by colorado tanker (The People Have Spoken)
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To: Destro

"No good story here for either group"

Good story for the American government

My Title: US Government actively inoculating Indians against small pox 1838

Title: Letter from Dr. Joseph R. DePrefontaine To Indian Agent, Upper Missouri (Joshua Pilcher)
Date: 1838-07-09 Volume: G Page: 135
Author(s): Dr. Joseph R. DePrefontaine
Recipient(s): Joshua Pilcher (Indian Agent, Upper Missouri)
Contents: Verifies letter from Pilcher to Clark dated Sept, 1838 as to the difficulty in estimating the number of Indians vaccinated for smallpox. Does estimate that 3,000 were inoculated.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: Dr. DePrefontaine was hired to innoculate Indians in the fight against smallpox.


45 posted on 02/08/2005 9:50:38 AM PST by Soliton (Alone with everyone else.)
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To: LauraleeBraswell
I was actually thinking about the smallpox blanket myth the other day (when I didn't know it was a myth) and I wondered how it was possible for the US army to know that diseases spread this way.

Well, that's not quite right either. While the precise details of viral transmission weren't known, it was known that you could get sick from close proximity to other infected people and their garments, blankets, etc. But the idea that there was any wide effort to do this to American Indians with smallpox-infected cloth is AFAIK not well-supported.

46 posted on 02/08/2005 10:01:18 AM PST by untenured
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To: bvw
Academic tenure has nothing at all to do with the First Amendment

I don't think I made that exact assertion but the Supreme Court disagrees with you, Professor Katz's comments notwithstanding Academic Freedom You might also check out Tenure

47 posted on 02/08/2005 10:09:58 AM PST by Bernard Marx (Don't make the mistake of interpreting my Civility as Servility)
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To: massgopguy

Well they knew enough about smallpox to inoculate by the end of the 18th century. Washington had the troops in the Continental army inoculated during the Revolutionary war.


48 posted on 02/08/2005 10:28:56 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: Peach
The more I read about this guy, the more I believe he's mentally unstable.

Consider all the leftist liberals you know and know of. Can't that be said about them all? To live in a land of fantasy, avoiding unpleasant facts and denying those you bump into, would indicate mental and emotional instability by its very nature.

49 posted on 02/08/2005 10:37:25 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all things that need to be done need to be done by the government.)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Tammy Bruce describes the liberal mindset so beautifully in her book The Death of Right and Wrong.

She calls them malignant narcissists who are trying to work out their problems through societal experimentation.


50 posted on 02/08/2005 10:38:39 AM PST by Peach
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To: colorado tanker

I was thinking the same thing thing.


51 posted on 02/08/2005 10:42:35 AM PST by Lion in Winter (grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... LION IS HERE... I DESPISE BIGOTS AND TROUBLE MAKERS!!)
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To: freespirited

Mandan had earlier exposure and was in decline by 1837 (only 350 men alive).

http://www.mhanation.com/main/history/history_mandan.html

“After the smallpox reduced the villages on the west to five, the five went up to where the others were, in the neighborhood of some Arikara, and settle in two villages. A great many Mandan had died and they were no longer strong and fearless. They made an alliance with the Arikara against the Sioux. All this happened before 1796 and is chronicled in Henry and Schoolcraft. Lewis and Clark found the two villages one on each side and about fifteen miles below the Knife River. Both villages consisted of forty to fifty lodges and united could raise about three hundred and fifty men. Lewis and Clark describe them as having united with the Hidatsa and engaging in continual warfare against the Arikara and the Sioux.

The description given by Lewis and Clark agrees with the conditions two years later when Henry visited them. In 1837, smallpox attacked them again, raged for many weeks and left only one hundred and twenty-five survivors.”


52 posted on 02/08/2005 10:45:28 AM PST by Soliton (Alone with everyone else.)
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To: freespirited; EdReform; TBarnett34; leftyontheright; albertp; TexasTaysor; IDontLikeToPayTaxes; ...
From the College Front Ping!

I'm maintaining a running log of the controversy here at my blogsite.

53 posted on 02/08/2005 10:50:01 AM PST by NorCoGOP (http://shawnsblogroom.blogspot.com)
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To: Destro
No thanks - I'm out.

Agreed, although I never knew you were in.

54 posted on 02/08/2005 10:57:25 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all things that need to be done need to be done by the government.)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

I was pinged


55 posted on 02/08/2005 11:11:18 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: freespirited
I emailed each of the Board of Regents for CU with the following:


Regent,

Please take a serious look at the research conducted by Thomas Brown in the attached document. If the attachment was blocked for some reason, please read the same paper here: http://hal.lamar.edu/~browntf/Churchill1.htm In it, you will find ample reason to terminate Ward Churchill from the employ of Colorado State University. His comments regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States notwithstanding, he simply shouldn't be a professor of anything.

Ward Churchill is a fraud. He is not deserving of association with the name of Colorado State University, nor certainly of tenure among honorable academic professionals. I urge you to remove Mr. Churchill from the faculty of CU immediately to begin repairing the stain he has placed upon the reputation of your institution. No legal action of which he is capable can compare to the damage being done by his continued employment there.


I know they have been hounded pretty hard already, but they deserve it at this point. :-)
56 posted on 02/08/2005 11:14:22 AM PST by TChris (Most people's capability for inference is severely overestimated)
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To: freespirited; hedgie; ken21
Great find!

As, ken21, I especially liked this:

...prestige and legitimacy often accrues to those who most successfully express an oppositional identity.
"Oppositional identity"! I hadn't realized there was a name for the disease, which I've always attributed just to being a self-loathing ass.

This paper of Mr. Brown is very powerful. Churchill flaunts his acquittal in the disruption case, and Mr. Brown has just pulled the rug on it. Shall we assume that the Regents have a copy of this? Just in case, I sent one off, and another copy to my uncle in Denver, a UC graduate and son of a 1950s regent, who will make sure they see it.

Thanks, freespirited!

57 posted on 02/08/2005 11:17:12 AM PST by nicollo
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To: Soliton

I don't want to be responsible for raising this guy's speaking fees and adding to his wealth. Ignoring is sometimes the best punishment.


58 posted on 02/08/2005 11:20:22 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: freespirited

There is a degree of momentum here that I never would have imagined. I would not be surprised if Ward Churchill
is dismissed at CU. Ever since the Rosenberg debacle, Hamilton was on notice and yes they chose to do it again, oops.


59 posted on 02/08/2005 11:41:47 AM PST by Helms
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From Franklin's Autobiography:
In 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the small-pox, taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation. This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition that they should never forgive themselves if a child died under it; my example showing that the regret may be the same either way, and that, therefore, the safer should be chosen.


60 posted on 02/08/2005 11:44:10 AM PST by nicollo
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