Stanford Law Review Online Publishes “Indian Lives Matter — Pandemics and Inherent Tribal Powers”by Matthew L.M. Fletcher
Fletcher's paper, "Indian Lives Matter -- Pandemics and Inherent Tribal Powers," is now available online (PDF).
The1918 and 1919 influenza pandemicdevastated American Indian communities.In several states in the west and southwest—Arizona, Colorado, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Utah—4%to 6%of American Indian people died.35“Among Alaskan Natives, entire communities were stricken, and some towns were abandoned.”36Nearly 3,400 Diné (Navajo) people walked on during this time.37Overall,2%of American Indian people walked on because of the pandemic.3
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