Sound Heritage: nutka: Captain Cook and The Spanish Explorers on the Coast (PDF)

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VOL. VII, NO. 1

Please note: This is a digital file.

“And they started talking Indian and they told them to go around the Sound, you know. They started making signs and they were talking Indian and they were saying: nu∙tka∙ʔičim nu∙tka∙ʔičim they saying. That means, you go around the harbour. So Captain Cook said, ‘Oh, they’re telling us the name of this place is Nootka.’ That’s how Nootka got its name.” –Mrs. Winifred David

This volume is the first part of a two-part series to commemorate the Captain Cook bicentennial. It is the intent of the editors that the two volumes should form one unit. The second volume, “NU·TKA·—The History and Survival of Nootkan Culture,” will follow in short order.

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