Native American Legends – Nootka
Captain John Meares states that the Nootka people had a great affinity for Copper. This was because many generations before meeting Meares, an old man came to visit them. He arrived in a copper canoe with copper paddles and told them that he came from the sky.
The Nootka then killed the old man, and took his copper.
pg 123 – “First Approaches to the Northwest Coast”
Also interesting to note is that the Nootka were cannibals. They lived on the west side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.