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According to the wikipedia entry in the question, there are some Assiniboines living in Alberta as well. After a fair bit more digging, I found that there's a closely related group that is either an isolated set of bands of Assiniboines or separate tribal group, depending on who you ask. Their languages, while still Siouxan, do not appear to be ...


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There are a lot of definition issues here: Peoples are not a clear-cut and stable notion. Though you can define at a given time who is part of a tribe or nation, such groups evolve; individuals get born, live and die, meaning that the group membership necessarily changes, and forces you to revisit your definition constantly. The Wikipedia page indicates ...


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In general, all native groups were eager to pursue the fur trade and were quite happy to have found a seemingly unlimited market in these weird white people. On the other hand, most if not all groups were also quite market-astute and were keen on maintaining their monopoly. Thus, they were prone to be hostile to trappers who would venture into the actual ...


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Hepatitis and encephalitis describe an inflammation of a specific organ (respectively the liver and the brain), not a specific virus or infectious agent, and can have multiple causes. Like many other infectious agents, the hepatitis viruses have been identified and described rather recently and early accounts are sometimes vague on the symptoms, thus making ...


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Syphilis has been in the America's for awhile, so far no evidence has been found of in pre-colombian Europe. Excerpt:"Using these criteria, they examined 687 skeletons from archaeological sites in the United States and Ecuador ranging in age from 400 to 6,000 years. Populations to the south (New Mexico, Florida, and Ecuador) proved to have syphilis, while ...



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