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Image for Metis Outpost  Memoirs of the first schoolmaster at the Metis settlement of Kelly Lake, B.C., 1923-1925

Metis Outpost Memoirs of the first schoolmaster at the Metis settlement of Kelly Lake, B.C., 1923-1925

By: Andrews, G. S

Price: $25.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Self Published: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18644

ISBN: 0969216904

Condition: Very Good+


Very light shelf wear is evident on card covers.; A bright, solid book. Several appendices give background information about the people of Kelly Lake. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 340 pages; "In the fall of 1923 young Gerry Andrews traveled to the little community of Kelly Lake to be its first school teacher. When he arrived he discovered that there was no school house.... " His students only spoke Cree so he had to learn the language. Kelly Lake was a small Metis community located just south of Dawson Creek on the BC side of the BC/Alberta border. This enterprising ... View more info

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Upper Sto:lo Communities and People

By: Archibald, Jo-ann

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Sardis BC, Sto:lo Sitel Curriculum: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18132

Condition: Very Good


card covers show some shelf wear, sun-faded on edge, tape on lower fore edge, small stain on page edges. ; A tight solid book. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 52 pages; This is an educational aid for teachers working with Sto:lo children, helping them learn about their people and culture. View more info

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The Terror of the Coast Land Alienation and Colonial War on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 1849-1863

By: Arnett, Chris

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Burnaby, BC, Talonbooks: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16784

ISBN: 0889223181

Condition: Very Good


Light shelfwear to card cover edges, small bumps to corners, small creases.; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 8.98 X 5.98 X 1.10 inches; 382 pages; "Previously ingnored, the war between the "People of the Land" and the colonial government remains of utmost signifigance in today's world of unsettled First Nations' land claims." On April 20, 1863, the British naval gunboat Forward attacked a Native village on Kuper Island. The naval officers believed that the village harboured individuals involved in two recent assaults against European transients in the Gulf Islands. Th... View more info

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Basketry & Cordage from Hesquiat Harbour, British Columbia

By: Bernick, Kathryn N.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Royal British Columbia Museum: 1998

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 16731

ISBN: 0771895259

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustrations; 8.49 X 5.47 X 0.72 inches; 152 pages; This volume documents an archaeological collection of plant-fibre artefacts from Hesquiat Harbour, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It covers technological characteristics which highlight the skill and artistic accomplishments of the 19th-century Nuu-chah-nulth people. View more info

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Aboriginal Title In British Columbia

By: Cassidy, Frank

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Lantzville, BC, Oolichan Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17885

ISBN: 0886451388

Condition: Very Good+


A bright, solid book, card covers are crisp and bright. ; 8.90 X 6 X 0.70 inches; 330 pages; "The legal case 'Delgamuukw V. the Queen' represents a significant moment in the history of British Columbia. The case is about aboriginal title in the province, specifically the claim of the Gitskan and the Wet'suwet'en people to ownership and jurisdiction over their traditional territories. " View more info

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Histories, Territories and Laws of the Kitwancool

By: Duff, Wilson

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, British Columbia Provincial Museum: 1964

Seller ID: 18210

Condition: Very Good


Orange card covers show light shelf wear.; A tight solid book. Stapled wraps; Anthropology in British Columbia, Memoirs No. 4 1959; B&W Photographs, Maps; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 45 pages View more info

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Histories, Territories and Laws of the Kitwancool

By: Duff, Wilson

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, British Columbia Provincial Museum: 1964

Seller ID: 18217

Condition: Very Good-


Orange card covers show some shelf wear, light soiling and creasing. ; A tight solid book. Stapled wraps.; Anthropology in British Columbia, Memoirs No. 4 1959; B&W Photographs, Maps; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 45 pages View more info

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Kwakiutl House and Totem Poles

By: Gunn, S. W. A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: White Rock, BC, White Rock Publications: [1966] 1981

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19083

Condition: Very Good+


Card covers show very light shelf wear. ; A bright, solid book. Glossy yellow card covers ; Totem Poles Of British Columbia Series II; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 24 pages; This is a reprint of the 1966 1st edition. View more info

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He Moved A Mountain The Life of Frank Calder and the Nisga'a Land Claims Accord

By: Harper, Joan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Ronsdale Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16678

ISBN: 1553802276

Condition: Near Fine


Only slight wear to card covers. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 8.98 X 5.98 X 0.63 inches; 201 pages; "Dr. Frank Arthur Calder of BC's Nisga'a First Nation was the first aboriginal person to be elected to any Canadian governing body. For twenty-six years he served as an MLA in the legislature of British Columbia. He was the driving force behind Canada's decision to grant recognition of aboriginal land title to First Nations people throughout the country. He accomplished this goal by guiding the controversial request through a series of court cases, finally to the Supreme Court... View more info

Image for White Slaves of Maquinna  John R Jewitt's Narrative of Capture and Confinement at Nootka

White Slaves of Maquinna John R Jewitt's Narrative of Capture and Confinement at Nootka

By: Jewitt, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Surrey, BC, Heritage House Publishing: 2005

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 16848

ISBN: 1894384024

Condition: Very Good+


Light shelfwear to card covers, small stains inside back cover affecting the last few pages. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.51 X 5.53 X 0.56 inches; 192 pages; In 1802, a 19 year old John R. Jewitt signed on as armourer on a ship sailing from England to China, via Vancouver Island. The ship stayed a few days at a village in Nootka Sound to replenish supplies and trade for furs. The powerful Chief Maquinna and his warriors - to avenge killings of their people by previous white traders - massacred the entire crew, but spared Jewitt because they valued his ironworking skills. During ... View more info

Image for Prospering Together  The Economic Impact of the Aboriginal Title Settlements in B.C

Prospering Together The Economic Impact of the Aboriginal Title Settlements in B.C

By: Kunin, Roslyn, Ph.D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Laurier Institution: 2001

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 16198

ISBN: 0968234313

Condition: Very Good+


Only slight edge wear and corner curl of card covers. ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked. ; Trade PB; 8.90 X 6 X 0.90 inches; 208 pages; "This updated, fully indexed edition contains a new chapter that captures the developments in the B.C. treaty process since the original publication in 1998, including an analysis of the ground-breaking Nisga'a Final Agreement and new approaches to the treaty process. The book also examines the effect settlements and their costs will likely have on investment and the provincial economy... written in plain language, looks at the many important economic... View more info

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A Northwest Coast Indian Colouring Book Vol. 1, Prints

By: Mintz, G. A. (Bud)

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Potlatch Arts Ltd. Publication: 1985

Seller ID: 18337

ISBN: 0969204302

Condition: Very Good-


Creasing of black & red card covers, sticker residue top fore corner of front cover. ; Interior of book unmarked. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 56 pages; "49 illustrations rendered for coloring from original designs inspired by the art styles of five different Northwestern Coast Indian groups - Salish, Kwa-gulth, West Coast (Nootka), Northern and Ksan." View more info

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Canyon Creek A script

By: Peters, Sheila & Megan Hobson

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Smithers BC, Creekstone Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 17900

ISBN: 0968404308

Condition: Very Good


Card covers show very light shelf wear, short tear top back edge. ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked. ; B&W Photographs; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 45 pages; The Wet'suwet'en tribe in the Bulkley Valley have a sad history with the governments of Canada and British Columbia eventually ending with with a positive decision for them in the Delgamuukw court decision. This brief book focuses in an incident in the 1920's when a number of Indian families were forced off their lands to make room for returning soldiers and deals with the experiences of one of those families. It is essentially an or... View more info

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Without Surrender, Without Consent A History of the Nishga Land Claims

By: Raunet, Daniel

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Douglas & McIntyre: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16849

ISBN: 0888944330

Condition: Very Good+


some shelfwear to card covers, previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. ; A bright, solid book.; 7.80 X 5.12 X 1 inches; 244 pages View more info

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Sea Otter Chiefs

By: Robinson, Michael P. & Brent Hoy

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Friendly Cove Press: 1978

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18282

Condition: Very Good-


Signed by Author; Card covers show some shelf wear, light soiling, creasing and small corner bumps. A number of pages at back of book show creasing to corner, pages lightly tanned ; A tight solid book. Bibliography at back of book. ; B&W Illustrations; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 90 pages; Copy 394 of 500 total limited signed editions. The chiefs studied here ae Chief Cuneah of the Kiusta village group (Haida), Chief Maquinna of the Tahsis-Yuquot village group (Tsimshiaan) and Chief Legaik of the Kispakloats village group (Nootka). View more info

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The Kwakiutl Indians of British Columbia

By: Rohner, Ronald P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Holt Rinehart and Winston: 1970

Seller ID: 16852

ISBN: 0030790700

Condition: Very Good


Shelfwear to card covers, sun-faded along spine edges.; A tight solid book. ; B&W Photographs; 9 X 5.90 X 0.50 inches; 111 pages; "An excellent portrayal of the life and values of a Kwakiutl group! Gilford Island, home to a contemporary Kwakiutl community in British Columbia, is the setting of this case study. This village, representative of other Kwakiutl communities, is comprised of a fishing people who have retained much of their age-old social and cultural identity as an Indian population. The authors both describe the distinctive quality of Kwakiutl life as observed on Gilford Island ... View more info

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Guests Never Leave Hungry The Autobiography of James Sewid, a Kwakiutl Indian

By: Spradley, James P. & James Sewid

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Montreal, Mcgill Queens University Press: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16590

ISBN: 0773501347

Condition: Very Good


light corner curl of card covers.; A bright, solid book.; 8.46 X 5.77 X 0.85 inches; 303 pages; From the back cover: "The story of James Sewid, a twentieth-century Kwakiutl Indian Chieftan, brings to life the experience of one man caught in conflict as the traditional Kwakiutl culture gave way to the demands of an expanding Western society in British Columbia." In vivid detail he describes his years of intermittent schooling, his entry into life in the fishing industry at the age of ten, his marriage, at thirteen, to a high-ranking Kwakiutl girl, and his life in a remote Indian village... View more info

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Potlatch People Indian Lives & Legends of British Columbia

By: Thornton, Mildred Valley

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Surrey, BC, Hancock House Publishing Ltd: 2003

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 18320

ISBN: 0888394918

Condition: Very Good


Card covers show light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book. A section of many colour plates of Thornton's artwork in the middle of the book and an index of these plates at the back. ; Trade PB; Colour Plates; 8.35 X 5.51 X 0.87 inches; 317 pages; "Mildred Valley Thornton had an abiding passion which she pursued with almost missionary fervour throughout her life -- the preservation of Canada's Native culture. For over fifty years she dedicated herself to that purpose through the medium of her paintings, writings and lectures. During the course of her career, Mildred not only painted the portr... View more info