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Jeffrey Amherst and the SmallPox Blankets
for more on the founding of the original colonies
Town of Amherst Official Website
Jeffrey Amherst, Governor of British North America, 1766
Lord Jeffrey Amherst, the Founding of the Town of Amherst and the Question of Smallpox Blankets
Sir Jeffrey Amherst (1717-1797)
from Encyclopedia Virginia. See also
from the Quebec History website.
Jeffrey Amherst and Smallpox Blankets
by Peter d'Errico, Legal Studies Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2010. See also,
Early Biological War on Native Americans
that also presents the work of Professor d'Errico on this topic.
For more background on
Jeffrey Amherst and the issue of smallpox blankets
, see Frequently Asked Questions from the Amherst College Library.
The British, The Indians and SmallPox: What Actually Happened at Fort Pitt in 1763?
by Philip Ranlet.
, Summer 2000.
Colonial Germ Warfare,
Harold B. Gill, Jr. Colonial Williamsburg Journal, Spring 2004.
For a modern day native perspective, see
Genocide and Intent of the Infected Blankets
from Native American Netroots, August 9, 2009.
To broaden the discussion, see
Biological Warfare in Eighteenth Century North America: Beyond Jeffrey Amherst
. Elizabeth Fenn, 1999.
Depiction of the 1763 Siege of Fort Detroit by Frederic Remington.
Jeffrey Amherst also had an important role in
Pontiac's War (also known as Pontiac's Rebellion)
, an 1763-1776 uprising of native tribes in the Great Lakes Region against British policies following the French and Indian War.
from the Baltimore County Public Schools for a upper elementary grades lesson plan.
Pontiac's War: Forging New Links in the Anglo-Iroquois Covenant Chain, 1758-1766.
Jon William Parmenter.
, Autumn, 1997.
Amherst College Drops Lord Jeff as Mascot
The New York Times
(January 26, 2016)
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