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Several years ago, Paula Wild spent a month in the Bella Coola Valley. Afterward, she couldn't get the place out of her mind, and it ended up hugely impacting her life. She spent the next few years travelling back and forth between the comparatively bustling metropolis of her hometown of Courtenay, British Columbia and the rugged wilds of Bella Coola, interviewing residents and unearthing the history of this unique and unforgettable place. "One River, Two Cultures" is the result: a remarkable story of human endurance and of a people's relationship with the raw, physical landscape around them. Starting with the prehistory of the Nuxalk First Nations, Wild documents the arrival and impact of fur traders, explorers, gold seekers, the Norwegians who settled the valley in 1894, and the rough and ready mix of "outsiders" who embraced the challenges of living in a remote wilderness area.
"One River, Two Cultures" is a well-researched history told in an accessible, conversational style from the point of view of a visitor utterly swept away by the natural beauty of the Bella Coola Valley and the friendliness of its full-time residents. Illustrated with black and white archival photographs, as well as contemporary images, this book will take you to a place that is both striking in beauty and rich in culture.
Title: One River, Two Cultures: A History Of The Bella Coola Valley
Edition: Ex Library
Publisher: Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada, Harbour Pub Co: 2004
ISBN Number: 1550173421
ISBN Number 13: 9781550173420
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 115148
Description: Ex-library book with usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and unmarked in any way. Many b&w photos, maps, 288 pages.