Inhabitants of Nootka Sound.
Published by D. Trusler June 1. 1790.
Engraving. 190 x 130mm (7½ x 5). Trimmed to platemark.
Scene depicting members of the Nootka, or Nuu-chah-nuth, peoples. The Nuu-chah-nuth are an indigenous people of the Pacific North West of Canada. When James Cook first encounted the Nuu-chah-nuth peoples in 1778, he mistook their order 'nuutkaa' (to circle around into the harbour) for the name of the harbour which is now known as Nootka Sound. The harbour is depicted in the image and a European ship can be seen in the distance.
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