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An account of a voyage to the north west coast of America in 1785 & 1786

Walker, Alexander

An account of a voyage to the north west coast of America in 1785 & 1786

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Published by Douglas & McIntyre in Vancouver .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fur trade,
  • Discovery and exploration

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Alexander Walker ; edited by Robin Fisher and J.M. Bumsted. --
    ContributionsBumsted, J. M., 1938-, Fisher, Robin, 1946-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination319 p. :
    Number of Pages319
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26567558M
    ISBN 100888943474

    But Walker resistedtemptationradicallyto edit his observations whenpolishinghisworksomethirty yearslater. He anchored in Kealakekua Baywhere Cook had been killed, but did not come ashore. The Spanish insisted that they were not sailing to the Northwest Coast simply to expand their territory. The similarity is notable between the plan of the consortium and that elaborated by Bolts, which was apparently communicated to them by Dixon. Though set in smaller print, this section takes over fifty pages; it must thus be considered as an essential complement to the Walker history. Portlock was in command of the larger vessel, the ton bm King Georgewith a crew of

    The British seized upon this incident, and talked about going to war over it, because they saw it as an opportunity to promote a different approach to colonization in the Americas. The whole amount of the value, in specie and goods, that was got for the furs, in both ships, I am confident, did not fall short of two thousand pounds sterling. Provenance: William Drake d. Spain should not be permitted simply to claim territory and prevent other Europeans from doing the same, the British argued, unless it was actually occupying and making use of the territory. Patrick's Bay. This brig, which was only 60 tons, and manned with 20 men, was fitted out in Aprilby Capt.

    Athalf paft eight, the paflage between Saypan and Tinianopen, fteered for it, and about nine pafled clofe to theSouth end of Saypan; immediately to the Weftward ofwhich point is a good bay, with perfed: fmooth water anda fine fandy beach, on which there was fcarce any furf. Because of the many cloaks, he named the bay where he anchored "Cloak Bay". Vancouver's survey's proved that an easily navigable Northwest Passage did not exist, but in the process he named innumerable Pacific Northwest landmarks. In contrast to the Spanish, the British were on the lookout for economic resources and good harbors almost from the beginning of their exposure to the Pacific Northwest, and they approached colonization of the territory more aggressively. This concept of colonization was written into the Nootka Sound Convention signed inamended inwhich resolved the controversy between Britain and Spain.


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An account of a voyage to the north west coast of America in 1785 & 1786 by Walker, Alexander Download PDF Ebook

Moreover, the Spanish found it quite difficult, given the limited means of its navy, actually to sail northward along the coast from Mexico.

Hannah, is arrived from King George's Sound, on the West coast of America, after one of the most prosperous voyages, perhaps, ever made in so short a time.

Athalf paft eight, the paflage between Saypan and Tinianopen, fteered for it, and about nine pafled clofe to theSouth end of Saypan; immediately to the Weftward ofwhich point is a good bay, with perfed: fmooth water anda fine fandy beach, on which there was fcarce any furf. The period marked an especially intense era in this rivalry, for it was when sailors An account of a voyage to the north west coast of America in 1785 & 1786 book different nations first visited the lands between Alaska to the north and California to the south, and engaged their countries directly in a contest over who would control the territory.

He alsocompileda vocabulary and offered commenton contemporary enlightenmentthinkingregardingprimitivecultures. Digson, arrived in this city". InGeorge Dixon was engaged by William Bolts.

This is borne out by an advertisement in The Bermuda Gazette in April announcing his intentions: "George Dixon, jeweller from London". Apparently, Bolts still wished to carry out his North West Coast venture in connection with this voyage, and asked George Dixon to participate.

Leaving Macao in May he again reached Nootka in August. Dixon was left with his only child, Marianna. In particular, King's vivid account of the prices paid at Canton for the sea otter furs the crew had gathered on the American coast was repeatedly referred to in public discussion, being published in the London press in September During our absence [in Canton], a brisk trade had been carrying on with the Chinese for the sea-otter furs, which had, every day, been rising in their value.

Consider by contrast the British approach to the Northwest. Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE.

They never sent any traders to the Northwest coast, or even any missionaries to the Indians there. Contact us. The population of the large, island-filled bay, probably numbered over 4, at the time of Hanna's visit.

The Spanish sent only a handful of expeditions from Mexico to the Pacific Northwest between and ; these vessels came to claim, defend, and explore the territory, but never to do business there.

Sketch by John Sykes.VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America; Performed in,andin the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon. Jun 09,  · A voyage round the world; but more particularly to the north- west coast of America: performed in,andin the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon by Portlock, Nathaniel, ?

cnPages: FIRST EDITION OF DIXON’S CRUCIAL ACCOUNT OF NORTHWEST AMERICAN DISCOVERY,WITH 16 PLATES, FOUR CHARTS AND LARGE FOLDING MAP. DIXON, (George, editor). A Voyage Round the World; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America: Performed in,andin The King George and the Queen Charlotte.Nov 21,  · The most detailed ethnographies of trading pdf were, however, left in two extended accounts that were only pdf during the twentieth century.

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These were Alexander Walker’s An Account of a Voyage to the North West Coast of America in and and José Mariano Mociño’s Noticias de Nutka. Walker had spent a month in Yuquot Cited by: 1.FIRST EDITION Download pdf DIXON’S CRUCIAL ACCOUNT OF NORTHWEST AMERICAN DISCOVERY,WITH 16 PLATES, FOUR CHARTS AND LARGE FOLDING MAP.

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