A Primary Source Analysis

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A Primary Source Analysis
Primary Source
Vancouver, George. “A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World.” Early Canadiana Online, www.canadiana.org/record/42060 (accessed 8 July, 2010).
The primary source that I have chosen is the official record of Captain George Vancouver’s exploration of the North Pacific (and specifically, Vancouver Island). As an official record, it contains dates, discoveries, and personal insight into the voyage(s). I found this primary source on the website “Early Canadiana Online.” I became interested in this source because of this quote from the textbook: “Captain George Vancouver, exploring territory around Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia in the early 1790s, was astonished by the...
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..... also some knowledge about west-coast tribes – but this was much smaller. Ultimately, the partial knowledge of the First Nations allowed for Captain Vancouver to make comments such as this: “The few natives who came off resembled, in most respects, the people of Nootka. Their persons, garments, and behaviour, are very familiar.” The source reflects a period where Europeans were becoming more familiar with the many different First Nations tribes of North America.
Works Cited
Conrad, Margaret, and Alvin Finkel. History of the Canadian Peoples. Toronto: Pearson Longman, 2009.
Vancouver, George. “A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World.” Early Canadiana Online, www.canadiana.org/record/42060 (accessed 8 July, 2010).