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Europeans Bring Disease

Some estimates show that ninety percent of Maine's Indians were lost to European disease in the 1600's. The decimation of the native population, which happened between 1616 and 1619, is known as the Great Dying.

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Contributors
Interviewee : Bruce Bourque, Maine State Museum Chief Archaeologist
Other : Maine Public Broadcasting
Interviewee : John Bear Mitchell, Director of University of Maine's Wabanaki Center
Other : Maine Public Broadcasting Network

Subjects
Great Dying -- 1616 / 1619
Native Americans
Settlements
Smallpox -- America -- History

Publisher
Maine Public Broadcasting

Source
Maine Public Broadcasting: Home : The Story of Maine, Episode 301, “People of the dawn”

Coverage
1600-01-01 -- 1699-01-01

Publication Date
1600-01-01 -- 1699-01-01
2003-01-01

Collection
MPBN: Home Series

Rights
Maine Public Broadcasting Network