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Author Brock, Peggy, 1948-

Title The many voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah : a Tsimshian man on the Pacific Northwest Coast / Peggy Brock
Published Vancouver : UBC Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 306 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Contents 1. The life and times of Arthur Wellington Clah -- 2. Keeping account: the diary -- 3. The fur trade era -- 4. Chasing gold -- 5. Food production and wage labour -- 6. Land matters -- 7. Becoming a Christian -- 8. Parading and preaching -- 9. Clah and the missionaries -- 10. The changing world of feasting -- 11. Ligeex, chief of the Gispaxloʼots -- 12. Old age: the end of voyaging -- Appendices: 1. Clah's trade records for 24 and 25 December 1865 ; 2. Key people in Clah's world
Summary "First-hand accounts of indigenous people's encounters with colonialism are rare. A daily diary that extends over fifty years is unparalleled. Based on a transcription of Arthur Wellington Clah's diaries, this book offers a riveting account of a Tsimshian elder who moved in both colonial and Aboriginal worlds. From his birth in 1831 to his death in 1916, Clah witnessed profound change: the arrival of traders, missionaries, and miners, and the establishment of industrial fisheries, wage labour, and reserves. His many voyages physical, cultural, and spiritual provide an unprecedented Aboriginal perspective on colonial relationships on the Pacific Northwest Coast."--Pub. desc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-289) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Clah, Arthur Wellington, 1831-1916 -- Diaries.
Clah, Arthur Wellington, 1831-1916 -- Travel -- Northwest Coast of North America.
Clah, Arthur Wellington, 1831-1916.
First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners.
Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans -- British Columbia.
Tsimshian Indians -- Biography.
Tsimshian Indians -- First contact with Europeans
Tsimshian Indians -- British Columbia -- Government relations.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0774820055 (electronic bk.)
0774820063 (paperback)
0774820071 (electronic bk.)
9780774820059 (electronic bk.)
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