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Department
History
Course
History 2201E
Professor
Michelle Hamilton
Semester
Fall

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October 24, 2012 The Northwest Pacific Coast • High density because Natives are good at exploiting their resources and land • Fish available on coast Coastal First Nations • High population • Large villages with 200-1000 people • Wealth of natural resources • Whale hunting in the coast • High demand for trade for oolichan oil • Highly stratified • Result of high depositional resources • More opportunities for people to earn more than others Divide between unequal distribution of wealth • • Complex ceremonials (potlatch) • Don’t move around much • People at the top are inheriting their wealth - passes down through mother’s side • Inherit wealth and status from family - similar to European society • Slaves in this society (First Nation slaves from other groups - obtained them through war) • Those at the top could control how the land was distributed • Wealthy has the power allowed to take other objects from others • Not about the accumulation of objects but the accumulation of goods to be able to redistribute them Exploration • 1592: Juan de Fuca - represents three of the four nations here:i • 1582: second exploration • Sails into the passion Vitus Bering • Working for the Russians Kamchatka Expdition, 1729 • • 15some believe m55: • at Nordecic Expledition • 1741 • DIes in the sahara desser[ Juan Perez, 1775 • Haida • Nuu-chan-nulth • Juan Franciscodenos bodega y Quandra, 1775 Captain James Cook • Showed that people can be • 1778: after the Spanish requisition • Nuu-chah-nulth - grow out resources and ready to trade • Nootka Sound • Gets to the Bering Straight and maps out the entire journey • First to fill in the gaps and completes a full mapping October 24, 2012 • Collect
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