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1 The Life and Times of Arthur Wellington Clah

2 Keeping Account: The Diary

3 The Fur Trade Era

4 Chasing Gold

5 Food Production and Wage Labour

6 Land Matters

7 Becoming a Christian

8 Parading and Preaching

9 Clah and the Missionaries

10 The Changing World of Feasting

11 Ligeex, Chief of the Gispaxlo’ots

12 Old Age: The End of Voyaging



1 Clah’s Trade Records for 24 and 25 December 1865

2 Key People in Clah’s World




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An unprecedented account of the tensions of empire as experienced by a Tsimshian man who moved in both colonial and Aboriginal worlds.

About the Author

Peggy Brock is an emeritus professor at Edith Cowan University in Perth and a visiting research fellow at the University of Adelaide, Australia.


A fascinating account...Peggy Brock has made a truly significant contribution to our understanding of the history of the northwest coast in the nineteenth century.
*International Journal of Maritime History, Vol XXIV No 3*

The Many Voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah is a striking book offering an on-the-ground viewpoint of colonialism as it evolved on the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada.
*Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, V. 13, No 2, Fall 2012*

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