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  • Assessing Ward Churchill’s Version of the 1837 Smallpox Epidemic

    03/01/2005 1:58:08 AM PST · by huac · 19 replies · 1,371+ views
    Lamar University ^ | Feb 13, 2005 | Thomas Brown
    "...This essay analyzes Ward Churchill’s accusations that the US Army perpetuated genocide. Churchill argues that the US Army created a smallpox epidemic among the Mandan people in 1837 by distributing infected blankets. While there was a smallpox epidemic on the Plains in 1837—historians agree, and all evidence points to the fact—that it was accidental, and the Army wasn’t involved...Situating Churchill’s rendition of the epidemic in a broader historiographical analysis, one must reluctantly conclude that Churchill fabricated the most crucial details of his genocide story. Churchill radically misrepresented the sources he cites in support of his genocide charges, sources which say...
  • It’s time for Democrats to ditch Andrew Jackson

    05/03/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2013 | STEVE YODER
    As Biden speaks at event named for Old Hickory tonight, more appalling stories show party should dump him as icon Spring means that appeals for money are bursting forth from both major political parties. It also means Democratic officials in states and counties around the country are busy getting people out to their major fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. And theyÂ’re bringing in the big guns: Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the South Carolina DemocratsÂ’ dinner tonight.But after an election in which Democrats rode a wave of minority support to keep the White House and Senate, party activists should...
  • [Texas Ranger James] Coryell's grave finally found?

    05/13/2010 2:53:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 564+ views
    Temple Daily Telegram ^ | May 10, 2010 | unattributed
    MARLIN - Beneath an unusual cluster of rocks may rest the remains of famous Texas Ranger James Coryell who died in 1837 from an attack by Indians while protecting the Republic of Texas. The Texas Historical Commission recently discovered a distinct grouping of rocks with a grave shaft underneath in Falls County that may mark the previously unidentified burial site of the Texas Ranger. The Historical Commission is seeking living collateral relatives of James Coryell (who died childless) to discuss options for the gravesite. "This discovery is extremely exciting," said Jim Bruseth, director of the Texas Historical Commission's Archeology Division....