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Vancouver Club Night - The Hidden Journals: Captain Vancouver and His Mapmaker
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Coast Salish artist Wade Baker and Mary Tasi recently published a groundbreaking book called "The Hidden Journals: Captain Vancouver and His Mapmaker."

 Export to Your Calendar 2019-05-08
When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:00 PM
Where: Scottish Cultural Centre
8886 Hudson Street
Vancouver, Manitoba 
Canada

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“The Hidden Journals: Captain Vancouver and His Mapmaker”.    

 

History turns into mystery when the authors start to research an ancestor from the 18th century – a mapmaker on Captain Vancouver’s ship - Third  Lieutenant Joseph Baker.

 

Why was this such a mystery?

 

This book is a culmination of ten years of research and explores the records of Captain Vancouver’s travels that were airbrushed out of the official accounts.  The story merges primary document research from Captain Vancouver’s journals and Lt. Baker’s logbooks, with previously unknown oral stories from contemporary native historical record keepers in Hawaii and Vancouver. It describes a very different  Captain Vancouver than the man described in mainstream history. This Captain has high level respectful relationships with the indigenous leadership including Chief Capilano. The book also provides an alternative viewpoint as to why Captain Vancouver was discredited by the Lords of the Admiralty when he returned to England in 1795.

 

Wade Baker and Mary Tasi collaborate on cultural and historical community projects, and were honored to receive so much support for this research from many different museums, archive facilities, research historians, cultural centers and knowledge keepers around the world.

 

Join author Mary Tasi to explore these stories and share this journey of discovery.

 

 

The bar will be open as usual.


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