"our god-loving united states government sent typhus infected "peace offerings" in the form of warming blankets to the indians"

This supposedly happened during the Revolutionary War. But it was the British, not the Americans who did this. Neither the United States government, nor soldiers in the American Revolutionary War army sent infected blankets to the Native American Indians.

The following is a Native American web site with the correct historical information:


There is only one historical reference to this possibly happening. This is a letter from a British soldier that mentions giving "pox infected" blankets to the Indians. All of the stories about Revolutionary War germ warfare derive from this one letter.

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