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Far West: The Story of British Columbia
Far West: The Story of British Columbia Daniel Francis 155017410X 9781550174106 British Columbias colourful story has been told many times, but until now no one has attempted to relate the chronicle specifically for young readers. From the gold rush
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Far West: The Story of British Columbia by Daniel Francis

British Columbias colourful story has been told many times, but until now no one has attempted to relate the chronicle specifically for young readers. From the gold rush to the Gumboot Navy and from brideships to W.A.C. Bennett, BC history comes alive in this highly illustrated and vivid account by award-winning writer and historian Daniel Francis. Starting with the story of BCs aboriginal people and their lives prior to the arrival of the Europeans, Far West recounts first contact with early explorers such as Captain James Cook and Captain George Vancouver and the changes the fur trade brought to the New World. Francis then describes how BC was born, starting with the gold rush and Confederation eras, going through to modern times and speculating on BCs future. On the way we meet interesting characters from BCs history, people such as Frances Barkley, the first European woman to visit British Columbia in 1787; Joe Capilano, who travelled to London, England, in 1906 to explain to the British king how BCs aboriginal people were displaced by white settlers; and Rosemary Brown, a Vancouver social worker who was the first black woman elected to political office in Canada in 1972. Quotes from BC people--past and present--and anecdotal sidebars containing little-known BC facts spice up the text. Geared toward readers aged nine and up and richly illustrated with archival photographs, colourful paintings, maps and original illustrations, Far West is a must-have for every BC family.

Author: Daniel Francis

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 175

Publisher: Harbour

Publication Date: 2006-11-09

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ISBN: 155017410X


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