Document 47: Letter Home from Lynn Smith

Herbert Heller Papers, Lynn Smith Correspondence and Letters, Box 1, Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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June, 1900

It is pretty tough, for they have lived on this island for hundreds of years, fishing and catching seal and walrus when the Ice goes out and now it will always be sued as a quarantine station.

—Lynn Smith letter home describing removed of native peoples from Egg Island near St. Michael's, so that island could be used to quarantine Seattle steamer passengers for smallpox.


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