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50.1 | Spring 2017 British Columbia History

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Our special issue of 2017 showcases the breadth of that history by considering the stories of people and communities who called British Columbia home before 1867. In this issue “Ancient Clam Gardening on the Northwest Coast” by Dana Lepofsky and Nicole F. Smith; “The Princess Royal Miners and Early Nanaimo: The Malpass Family” by Toni Lush; inspired by Beverley Sherry; “Sumas Valley at Confederation: Assault on the Semá:th Homeland” by Chad Reimer; “First Gold Discovered in Horsefly” by Harriette Erickson; updated by Sharon Barrett; “Far Away from Canada” by Robert D. Turner; “Becoming Canadians, Becoming British Columbians: Chinese Pioneers and Their Legacy” by Tzu-I Chung; and “Canada’s First Japanese Immigrant: Nagano or Mikuni?” by Ann-Lee & Gordon Switzer. Readers may also enjoy “Archives and Archivists: Sxwōxwiyám and Sqwélqwel: The Stó:lōArchives” by Tia (Patricia) Halstad; edited by Sylvia Stopforth; “Cabinets of Curiosities: The Coal Miner’s Rose” by Bill Merilees, and BC Books with K. Jane Watt.

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British Columbia Historical Federation
PO Box 448, Fort Langley, BC, Canada, V1M 2R7


The Secretariat of the BCHF is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish speaking Peoples. 

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