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Forced Sterilization of Native Americans: Later Twentieth Century Physician Cooperation with National Eugenic Policies?

  title={Forced Sterilization of Native Americans: Later Twentieth Century Physician Cooperation with National Eugenic Policies?},
  author={Gregory W. Rutecki},
Many consider the plight of Native Americans an archetypal genocide. Centuries ago, the British suggested the response to their presence should be ?extermination.?[i] Their soldiers then proceeded to knowingly decimate them with smallpox?a virus to which Native Americans had no immunity. Additional efforts over centuries to eradicate their population would follow. There would be a ?Trail of Tears,? lethal attacks on Nez Perce men, women, and children to acquire their ancestral homeland, and a… Expand
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  • J. Lawrence
  • History, Medicine
  • American Indian quarterly
  • 2000
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