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Smallpox epidemics strike Mexico and the Great Plains
For two years, smallpox spreads from Mexico north and throughout the Great Plains, killing many members ...
Future Hawaiian king meets British explorer
Kamehameha, the 25-year-old future monarch of Hawai‘i and nephew of King Kalani‘opu‘u of the Big Island ...
Army vaccinates Indians in Ohio to protect soldiers
U.S. Army physicians vaccinate a small number of Indians in Ohio, the new frontier, against smallpox ...
An estimated 150,000 dead at Ne-cha-co-lee, a Chinook city
The expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark arrives at a Chinook village in Oregon that ...
Epidemic strikes Kamehameha’s warriors on O‘ahu
As King Kamehameha prepares to attack the island of Kaua‘i from his base on O‘ahu to expand his influence ...
Pulmonary epidemic hits Hawai‘i
An epidemic that is suspected to be whooping cough kills thousands of Native Hawaiians. ... Whooping cough, ...
Northwest tribes tell of smallpox arrival
Oral histories describe sailors from a ship from Chile handing out gifts to make peace and encourage ...
Mosquitoes arrive in Hawai‘i
European and American ships carry the first mosquitoes to Hawai‘i, where there are no blood-sucking ...
Medical missionary arrives in Hawai‘i
Dr. Gerritt P. Judd, a medical missionary, arrives in the Hawaiian Islands, intending to treat Native ...
Leprosy is suspected in Hawai‘i
Native Hawaiians report that a mysterious disease has arrived in their islands from China, brought by ...