What would you do? - Page 2

July 26th, 2014  
Remington 1858
I don't know how Captain Phillip would control germ warfare. His own men were probably just as susceptible. The natives has no immunity to the illnesses that white men carried. I live in the U.S. state of Oregon. Indians in this area were only exposed to limited contact with whites prior to about 1830 and even the casual encounter with European sailers and traders decimated the tribes. Small pox was the big killer, but even one of the influenza stains would wipe out whole villages. When missionaries came to Oregon to covert the natives they didn't find many to convert.
August 16th, 2014  
Have you ever tried to bury horses and a large number of people in hard soil. Well you just chuck them in the river if you have one handy and wave goodbye to them. This is what had been done quite a lot over the years. It should be remembered that the causes of how sickness was spread or what caused it was known about to much later in the 19th Century