Kanaka: The Untold Story of Hawaiian Pioneers in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

By: Koppel, Tom

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1551102951 152 pages including bibliography, index and black and white illustrations. It's difficult to imagine people would be willing to leave the sunny islands of Polynesia to live in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Yet during the nineteenth century, scores of Hawaiians did just that. By the 1880s the Kanakas (the Hawaiian word for "human beings") were living in the Vancouver area, Victoria, the Gulf Islands, and in scattered communities along the coast of B.C. and Washington. The first chronicle of the lives of these people. Small tacky patch inside front cover where sticker removed. Very light wear. Clean and unmarked. Attractive glossy illustrated covers. Excellent copy.