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BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

The native races of the pacific states of North America. Volume I. Wild tribes Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918


“According to W. A. Morris, this work was largely written by H. L. Oak, T. A. Harcourt, Albert Goldschmidt, W. M. Fisher and William Nemos (see Oregon historical quarterly, v. 4, p. 301-310). ‘[Bancroft's] work is a most laborious encyclopaedia of all that is known up to to-day of the native races of the Pacific States, and it embraces all the inhabitants of the region to the west of the Mississippi from the Arctic Sea to the Isthmus of Panama. His aim ... is not so much to write history as to provide materials out of which it may be eventually written by others.’-Edinburgh review, v. 144, 1876, p. 283f. Also: New York, A. L. Bancroft & Co., 1874-75. Also: San Francisco, A. L. Bancroft & Co., 1883. Also: San Francisco, History Co., 1886. Also published in Bancroft's Works as v. 1-5.” -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 55.

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