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Maquinna the Magnificent

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Title:Maquinna the Magnificent
McKelvie, B. A. (Bruce Alistair)   
(5 of 7 for author by title)
Pageant of B.C.: Glimpses into the romantic development of Canada's far western province.
Magic, Murder and Mystery
Southwell, George H.   
(2 of 2 for author by title)
Fort Langley--Outpost of Empire
Published:   1946
Publisher:The Southam Company Limited
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, exploration, history, North American indigenous peoples, non-fiction

A history of the early interactions between the aboriginal residents of Vancouver Island and the European visitors and settlers, centred on the life of Chief Maquinna and the Spanish post at Nootka. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for McKelvie, B. A. (Bruce Alistair)

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Bruce A. McKelvie (1889-1960) was a Canadian author and journalist. He was born in British Columbia to Scottish born parents who had previously lived in Quebec. McKelvie started work as an printer's apprentice at a newspaper. He worked at a variety of jobs in the business before he became a police reporter for the Vancouver Daily Province in 1913. He was on board the tugboat Sea Lion during the Komagata Maru incident in 1914. He also worked for the Vancouver Sun and the Victoria Colonist. He wrote several books that popularized British Columbia history. (Simon Fraser University, City of Victoria Archives)

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