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David Boxley talks Native, Tsimshian art revival

...hosted the first potlatch in the village, is a big part of that.The epidemics of smallpox and Spanish flu decimated Alaska Native populations.Overall, smallpox killed 75 percent of the Pacific Northwest's indigenous peoples, he said. This...
State to launch smallpox action plan

...a plan to deliver the first round of smallpox vaccinations here, according to Karen...the state Division of Public Health. Smallpox is caused by the variola virus and results...federal government has been focusing on smallpox response plans in the event of a possible...
Smallpox shots to start in February

...plans to start vaccinating civilians for smallpox next month in Anchorage. The move is...who would be the ones to respond if a smallpox outbreak occurred in Alaska or if the...News-Miner. The vaccinations are voluntary. Smallpox is a highly contagious disease that could...
Preposterous smallpox argument

Monday's letter to the editor correlating the use of smallpox-laden blankets in 1763 to modern weapons of mass destruction...chemical weapons against the Kurds. While the act of distributing smallpox blankets is inexcusable, I don't see any connection between...
HIV/AIDS: It ain't over 'til It's over ...

... And this one is not over yet. Some will remember when we wondered if we would ever get beyond the smallpox epidemic. We did. Many of us have done battle with polio and now that is a rare scare in many parts of the world now. HIV...
Restoring the 'Center of Kasaan'

...fact that it is the land that time has forgotten. What is the significance of the Whale House to Kasaan?HBH: Death [from smallpox] hit so hard in Old Kasaan that they didn't even have time to bury the bodies. That drove our people to this small place...
Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part II

...Engstrom theorizes that Apolosovo, more isolated than other Tlingit villages, may have been more susceptible to the ravages of smallpox. Speculation of what happened to the villagers remains as cloudy as what happened to the 15 Russians.Engstrom points out...
Editorial: Keep up the pressure - support vaccination

...public health. It has saved more lives than any other medical innovation since the dawn of history.Humanity has eliminated smallpox. It has almost eliminated polio. Other diseases will follow, we hope.But there are problems - not with the vaccines...
Master carver urges young artists to do their formline 'homework'

...worked at the turn of the century had to live through upward of 90 percent of their population being decimated by influenza and smallpox, and they still maintained and made a high standard and a high level of artwork, recognized today as the best that there...
Editorial: Vaccination saves lives

...better-protected the state is. The more people who are vaccinated, the harder it is for disease to spread.The world has eradicated smallpox with a dedicated vaccination effort, and polio is nearly extinct. You can do your part to keep Alaska safe from other diseases...


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