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136 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations - photographs, drawings. "(P)ays tribute to Pauline Johnson's contribution to Vancouver's cultural heritage and her enduring legacy of sharing some of Canada's rich background of mythological stories. This collection of stories as told to Johnson by Squamish Chief Joe Capilano, represents one of her lasting achievements of cultural preservation. Before her arrival on the West Coast, she was a proponent of Mohawk culture on stage and in her writings. She retired from the stage but continued to tell stories. The Vancouver legends were published separately at first and later as a book. We can still hear Johnson's joy in discovering the area's beauty and culture, most particularly the legends. The reader shares Johnson's wonder and celebrates her more than 100 year old writings. This is also a portrait of a very young Vancouver with its much loved Stanley Park, its rough and tumble gold diggers and its millenniums old first nations." Chapter headings: The Two Sisters; The Siwash Rock; The Recluse; The Lost Salmon-run; The Deep Waters; The Sea-serpent; The Lost Island; Point Grey; The Tulameen Trail; The Grey Archway; Deadman's Island; A Squamish Legend of Napoleon; The Lure in Stanley Park; Deer Lake; A Royal Mohawk Chief. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright.
Title: LEGENDS OF VANCOUVER
Edition: 100th Anniversary Edition.
ISBN Number: 0988110113
Illustrator: Anne-Marie Comte, et al, photography.
Location Published: Vancouver, Midtown Press: 2014
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Inscription: Not Signed
Categories: Myths, Legends & Fantasy, Native Peoples, Canada - Folklore/Mythology, Canada - Native Peoples, Canada - British Columbia
Seller ID: 30926
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