Gunboat Frontier: British Maritime Authority and Northwest Coast Indians, 1846-90

Synopsis

Gunboat Frontier presents a different interpretation of Indian-white relations in nineteenth-century British Columbia, focusing on the interaction of West Coast Indians with British law and authority. This authority was exercised by officers, seamen, marines, and ships of the Royal Navy on behalf of the colonial governments of Vancouver Island and British Columbia and, after 1871, of Canada.

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