Islands Coming Out of Concealment: Traveling to Haida Gwaii on the Northwest Coast of North America

@article{Moss2008IslandsCO,
  title={Islands Coming Out of Concealment: Traveling to Haida Gwaii on the Northwest Coast of North America},
  author={Madonna L. Moss},
  journal={The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={35 - 53}
}
  • M. Moss
  • Published 5 May 2008
  • Geography
  • The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology
ABSTRACT Haida Gwaii is the most remote island archipelago of the Northwest Coast of North America. During the AD 1700s, the Kaigani Haida migrated from their homeland on Haida Gwaii north to the Prince of Wales Archipelago by canoeing across the open waters of Dixon Entrance. Since First Nations people have lived in this region for over 10,000 years, earlier seafarers made comparable journeys. This paper explores the logistics and oral history of late prehistoric crossings along with sea level… 
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  • History
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