The Many Voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah: A Tsimshian Man on the Pacific Northwest Coast (Paperback)Peggy Brock (author)
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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 man 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.
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Number of pages: 324
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
The Many Voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah is a striking book offering an on-the-ground viewpoint of colonialism as it evolved on the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada. -- Susan Neylan, Wilfrid Laurier University * Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, V. 13, No 2, Fall 2012 *
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