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Tom Swanky: "The Smallpox War in Nuxalk Territory"

Sunday, January 29 at 7pm

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Using documentation from his new book outlining the role played by the smallpox epidemics of 1862 in the non-consensual imposition of British institutions in Nuxalk territory, this PowerPoint presentation by Tom Swanky will show overwhelming evidence from the written record that the Elders' teaching about these epidemics as intentionally caused is accurate. It can be shown that all those who admitted or were accused of creating these artificial epidemics, which killed over 70 percent of all the Nuxalk in about nine months, were the agents of land speculators led by Attorney General George Cary, Governor James Douglas' formal legal adviser.


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Camas Books & Infoshop is a community run, all volunteer bookstore with new and used books, both fiction and non-fiction, on a variety of subjects. We also carry zines, patches, stickers, and a range of t-shirts and other artisan-produced items. Feel free to come by and hang out in our seating area with your laptop, or play in the kids' space. 

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