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It went no better for the Wintu people of central California. When Jedediah Smith entered Sacramento Valley in 1826, neither he nor the Wintu could foresee the epic tragedy that would result from this first contact with Euro-Americans. Four years later the long chain of calamities - which have not ended to this day - began with a malaria epidemic introduced from Oregon by trappers, wiping out three-fourths of the entire Wintu population in upper and central Sacramento Valley.

King Tut Was Disabled, Malarial, and Inbred, DNA Shows

Revealed: King Tut had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth

The REAL face of King Tut: Pharaoh had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth according to 'virtual autopsy' that also revealed his parents were brother and sister

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77yrs later, memories return as WW2 hero attends 2016 Marine graduation (Story)

Ever heard of "malaria". Bullets weren't the only killers during these campaigns.

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Four of Queen Victoria's grandchildren, the children of Princess Beatrice and Prince Henry of Battenberg. They are Prince Alexander (1886-1960), Princess Ena (1887-1969), Prince Leopold (1889-1922) and Prince Maurice (1891-1914). This is a mourning photograph, commemorating the death of their father. They are all looking at a photograph frame, it's most likely a picture of their father. He died of malaria whilst serving with the Britsh Army out in West Africa in 1896, aged 38.

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