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A Voyage to the North West Side of America: The Journals of James Colnett, 1786-89 (Hardback)

Robert Galois

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ISBN 10: 0774808551 / ISBN 13: 9780774808552
Edité par University of British Columbia Press, Canada, 2004
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. James Colnett, a veteran of James Cook s second voyage to North America, was an early participant in the maritime sea otter trade. Between 1786 and 1789 his two-vessel expedition traversed the Northwest Coast from Prince William Sound to Vancouver Island and wintered on the Hawaiian Islands. Along the way, he and his crew had some remarkable encounters with Native peoples of the Northwest Coast and the Hawaiian Islands: they were the first Europeans to encounter the Tsimshian and the southern Heiltsuk peoples as well as the first to land on the southern Queen Charlotte Islands. Colnett s journal of this expedition is published here for the first time. Editor Robert Galois provides extensive annotations, along with an introductory essay addressing the geopolitical context of the voyage and the intellectual background that shaped the writing of the journal. Galois supplements Colnett s writings with extracts from a second journal -- also previously unpublished -- by Andrew Bracey Taylor, third mate on one of the ships under Colnett s command. Also included are illustrations from Colnett s journals and a variety of maps, both contemporary and historical. This fascinating and informative account offers a new understanding of the early European presence in the Northwest and of Native responses to these developments. It will interest historians, geographers, and ethnographers of the Northwest Coast and beyond. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780774808552

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Titre : A Voyage to the North West Side of America: ...

Éditeur : University of British Columbia Press, Canada

Date d'édition : 2004

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The journal of James Colnett is the last unpublished account of the early maritime fur trade on the Northwest Coast. Between 1786 and 1789, Colnett's expedition traversed the coast from Prince William Sound to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Its members were the first Europeans to encounter the Tsimshian and the southern Heiltsuk, and the first to land on the southern Queen Charlotte Islands.

The journal is reproduced with full scholarly apparatus, as well as extracts from a second journal by Andrew Bracey Taylor, 3rd mate on one of the ships in Colnett's command. Focusing on the expedition's remarkable encounters with the Native peoples of the Northwest Coast, Galois' introductory essay also addresses the geopolitical context of the voyage and the intellectual background that shaped the writing of the journals.

This fascinating account gives us a new understanding of early European presence in the Northwest and of Native responses to these developments. It will interest historians, geographers, and ethnographers of the Northwest Coast and beyond.

About the Author:

Robert Galois teaches in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia.

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