Part 1 - Linguistic Diversity and the Maritime Fur Trade
How did early European visitors to the Pacific Northwest communicate with Native people?
What were their attitudes toward Native languages?
Activity 1.1 Mapping the language families of North America
Languages of the Pacific Northwest map
Teacher notes on linguistic diversity
Activity 1.2 Origins of different languages
Teacher notes on the origins of different languages
Activity 1.3 How do linguists categorize languages?
Nootka Sound and the Maritime Fur Trade
Teacher notes on the Nootka Sound readings
Artifact 1.1 First Contacts, by Father Tomás de la Peña, 1774
Artifact 1.2 John Ledyard’s Impression of the Northwest Coast
Artifact 1.3 Noticias de Nutka, an account of Nootka Sound in 1792
Artifact 1.4 Winged Canoes at Nootka
Activity 1.4 Depiction of European-Native Contact in Five Different Textbooks
Map made on 1774 Juan Perez expedition, recently discovered and proving that this was the first expedition to map the Pacific Northwest, 1774
Courtesy National Archives via HistoryLink