CONNER, Daniel




Author Tags: First Nations

Usually regarded as the first European known to have set foot in British Columbia, Captain James Cook reached Nootka Sound in 1778, four years after Juan PĂ©rez had achieved the first known contact with Aboriginal people in B.C. With Lorraine Miller, Daniel Conner published Master Mariner: Captain James Cook and the Peoples of the Pacific (1978) exactly 200 years after Cook met Chief Maquinna at Yuquot. With Doreen Bethune-Johnson, an assistant professor emeritus of curriculum and enthnomusicology with the faculty of education at UBC, Conner also co-authored a grade four social studies text, Native People and Explorers of Canada (1984), as well as Our Coast Salish Way of Life: The Squamish (1986). Conner, a Vancouver school teacher, holds a Master's degree in modern history from Oxford and a Master's in Canadian History from UBC.

BOOKS:

Conner, Daniel & Lorraine Miller. Master Mariner: Captain James Cook and the Peoples of the Pacific (Douglas & McIntyre, 1978).

Conner, Daniel & Doreen Bethune-Johnson. Native People and Explorers of Canada (Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, 1984).

Conner, Daniel & Doreen Bethune-Johnson. Our Coast Salish Way of Life: The Squamish (Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, 1986).

[BCBW 2005] "First Nations"