The Northwest Coast

Date

2004

Authors

Stephenson, Peter
Acheson, Steven

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Springer Science

Abstract

The NW Coast of N America experienced multiple waves of infection and severe population loss which impacted social structure, and the retention of knowledge by survivors of the epidemics. This chapter traces the impact of the epdemic history of the region and also examines the resilient nature of the people who have survived.

Description

An overview of the historical and ongoing impact of disease on the indigenous populations of the NW Coast of North America. Preprint of book chapter

Keywords

Northwest Coast, Medical Anthropology

Citation

C. Ember and M Ember (EDS) Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Health and Illenss in the World's cultures, Springer: New York (Vol.2) "Cultures" pp. 890-902