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Ecological Encounters on the Upper Missouri

The Making of Mandan Indian History

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn
Elizabeth Fenn, Professor of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Elizabeth Fenn's lecture tells the story of North Dakota's Mandan Indians, widely known for hosting Lewis and Clark during the winter of 1804-1805. The challenges the Mandans faced included epidemics of smallpox and whooping cough and invasions of Norway rats, which diminished Mandan numbers from more than 12,000 in 1500 to fewer than 300 in 1838.

Low Lecture, Sponsored by the Department of History
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