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The many voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah [electronic resource] : a Tsimshian man on the Pacific Northwest Coast / Peggy Brock.

By: Brock, Peggy, 1948-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 306 p.) : ill., maps, ports.ISBN: 9780774820059 (electronic bk.); 0774820055 (electronic bk.); 9780774820073 (electronic bk.); 0774820071 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Clah, Arthur Wellington, 1831-1916 | Clah, Arthur Wellington, 1831-1916 -- Diaries | Clah, Arthur Wellington, 1831-1916 -- Travel -- Northwest Coast of North America | Tsimshian Indians -- British Columbia -- Government relations | Tsimshian Indians -- First contact with Europeans | Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans -- British Columbia | Tsimshian Indians -- Biography | First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners | Clah, Arthur Wellington, 1831-1916 | Clah, Arthur Wellington, 1831-1916 -- Diaries | Clah, Arthur Wellington, 1831-1916 -- Travel -- Northwest Coast of North America | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical | HISTORY -- Canada -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Many voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah.DDC classification: 971.1004/974128092 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The life and times of Arthur Wellington Clah -- Keeping account: the diary -- The fur trade era -- Chasing gold -- Food production and wage labour -- Land matters -- Becoming a Christian -- Parading and preaching -- Clah and the missionaries -- The changing world of feasting -- Ligeex, chief of the Gispaxlo�ots -- Old age: the end of voyaging -- Clah's trade records for 24 and 25 December 1865 ; 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [280]-289) and index.

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 Gispaxlo�ots -- 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.

"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.

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