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dc.contributor.advisorMiquelon, Daleen_US
dc.creatorAndre, Jackien_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-12T13:33:51Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:01:01Z
dc.date.available2007-12-03T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:01:01Z
dc.date.created1996-12en_US
dc.date.issued1996-12-03en_US
dc.date.submittedDecember 1996en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-10122007-133351en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the pre-contact era, Huron women were relatively powerful. They were active participants in the political, economic, and cultural activities of pre-contact Huronia. After contact with Europeans, however, epidemic disease swept through the Huron country. As a virgin soil population, the Hurons were devastated by contagious disease. Beginning in 1634, they witnessed epidemic outbreaks of diseases such as measles, scarlet fever, influenza, and smallpox. The epidemics had a harsh physical toll on all Hurons, particularly pregnant and breast-feeding women. The incidence of disease was high and the mortality rate was at least fifty percent. The epidemics also had cultural consequences. As a result of epidemic disease, the Hurons witnessed changes to their political processes, economic activities, cultural practices, and spiritual beliefs. Two of the most significant cultural consequences of contagious disease were warfare with the Five Nations and the loss of faith in traditional beliefs. Each of the cultural changes instigated by contagious disease affected the power and prestige of Huron women. The impact of contagious disease on Huron women was overwhelmingly negative.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectHuron Indiansen_US
dc.subjectepidemics - Native North Americansen_US
dc.subjectHuron womenen_US
dc.subjectdiseaseen_US
dc.subjectcultural changeen_US
dc.subjectdiseases and history -- Americaen_US
dc.subjectcommunicable diseases -- North America -- historyen_US
dc.titleContagious disease and Huron women, 1630-1650en_US
thesis.degree.departmentHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMiller, James R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDe Brou, Daveen_US


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