Native American Legends – Nootka

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.

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