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The Great Dying

In the early 1600s, thousands of Native Americans died from European diseases.The great dying was most likely fundamental to the English settlement. The English assumed that God wanted this to be their territory and this was his way of opening it up for them to settle.

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Contributors
Other : Maine Public Broadcasting
Other : Maine Public Broadcasting Network

Subjects
Great Dying -- Indians
Fishing/Fisherman
Native Americans
Settlements
Smallpox -- America -- History

Publisher
Maine Public Broadcasting

Source
Maine Public Broadcasting: Home : The Story of Maine, Episode 302, “Rolling back the frontier”

Coverage
1600-01-01 -- 1650-01-01

Publication Date
1600-01-01 -- 1650-01-01
2003-01-01

Collection
MPBN: Home Series

Rights
Maine Public Broadcasting Network