Author Tags: 1850-1900, First Nations, Gold

As a fifth-generation British Columbian whose Cornish ancestors arrived in the Pacific province in 1858, the year of the Fraser River gold rush, Daniel Marshall of Victoria has written Claiming the Land: British Columbia and the Making of El Dorado (Ronsdale 2017). He was Chief Curator for the Royal BC Museum’s “Gold Rush: El Dorado in British Columbia Exhibit” in 2015 and he has hosted Canyon War: The Untold Story, televised on Knowledge Network, APTN and PBS. 978-1-55380-502-1 $24.95

Previously, Daniel P. Marshall produced the first history of the Cowichan peoples written for, and approved by, the Cowichan Tribes. Originally intended as an educational text for Cowichan youth, Those Who Fell From The Sky (Rainshadow Press, 2000 $29.95) begins with the first ‘heaven-sent’ Cowichans who were dropped at various points among the wilderness long ago. Cowichan elders once assured young people that one day they would be compensated for land illegally annexed; it was only a matter of time and patience. Marshall outlines some of the land claims issues that remained unsettled as the 21st century began. 0-9684690-0-0

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[BCBW 2017] "First Nations"

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Those Who Fell from the Sky: A History of the Cowichan People