Nootka Sound


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Nootka Sound,

inlet of the Pacific Ocean and natural harbor on the west coast of Vancouver Island, SW British Columbia, Canada, lying between the mainland and Nootka Island (206 sq mi/534 sq km). The mouth of the sound was sighted (1774) by Juan Pérez, the Spanish explorer. The sound itself was visited by Capt. James Cook (1778), who was the first European to land in that region. John Meares, the British explorer, established a trading post on Nootka Sound in 1788. Its seizure by Spaniards in 1789 became the subject of a controversy between Spain and England over claims in the region. The Nootka Convention (1790) resolved the dispute and opened the N Pacific coast to British settlement.
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During his third great voyage to the Pacific, Cook made a rare visit to the west coast of Canada and visited Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, where he found the native Mowachat people of the Nuu-chah-nulth tribe friendly and eager to trade.
Currie, Noel Elizabeth 2005, Constructing colonial discourse: Captain Cook at Nootka Sound, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal.
Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America, 1792; Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra and the Nootka Sound controversy.
In the Theatre Histories volume, too, individual companies (Mulgrave Road), theatrical institutions (Richard Plant's essay on the Toronto Lyceum), and productions (James Hoffman's reading of "British Columbia's First Play," Nootka Sound; Or, Britain Prepared) rub up against essays claiming a wider revisionist purpose.
Before reaching New Zealand, Descubierta and Atrevida had visited the Rio de la Plata and the Falkland/Malvinas Islands in the South Atlantic; Valparaiso, Callao and Guayaquil on the west coast of South America; Panama, Nicaragua and Acapulco in Central America and Mexico; Port Mulgrave and Nootka Sound on the North West Coast of America; Monterey in California; Guam, Manila, Macao and Zamboanga.
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The optimal grouping of these populations corresponded to four geographic locations: 1) Quatsino Sound, 2) Nootka Sound, 3) Clayoquot + Barkley sounds, and 4) southwest Vancouver Island.
These were Captain Cook's two ships, at anchor in what is now known as Nootka Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Thus the diaries and drawings that Malaspina and his crew kept of their first encounters with indigenous peoples in Patagonia, Chiloe, Vancouver Island's Nootka Sound, Alaska's Yakutat Bay, and the Tongan Island of Vava'u, where later Western contacts permanently deformed local culture, are key anthropological documents.
"The word chamaecyparis is derived from the Greek chamai (dwarf) and kuparissos (cypress)." The name nootkatensis relates to Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where the tree was believed to be discovered.
On the other hand, what are we to make of President Jefferson's comment that "if the English do not give us the satisfaction we demand, we will take Canada, which wants to enter the Union," or the insistence of the "war hawks" of Tennessee that nowhere is it "written in the book of fate that the American Republic shall not stretch her limits from the capes of Chesapeake to Nootka Sound, from the isthmus of Panama to Hudson bay"?
21 The Nootka Convention of the late 18th century averted war between Britain and Spain over territorial claims - in which modern country is Nootka Sound?