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The history of the late 18th and early 19th centuries in the Pacific Northwest is in many ways a story of convergence. It is the story of two groups of people—one European and one Indian—converging on the land that we now call home. Each group possessed its own social and prostitute website switzerland structures, economies, and ways of interacting with the natural environment. In addition, each group had its own llady of thinking about and representing the events that took place. The convergence of different groups, and of different ways of doing and thinking about things, created a diverse community of people who found ways to live together in a new and altered world. This story of convergence took place over many decades, and it continues into the present.

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De Fuca claimed that the islansd living near the strait were rich in gold, silver, and pearls. Of course, the Strait of Juan de Fuca does not cross the North American continent, and the Native people of the Northwest were never in possession of large quantities of gold, silver, or pearls. Yet, like the legend of El Dorado, the fabled Northwest Passage caught the imagination of many Europeans and persisted in the minds of explorers.

In Englishman Charles Barkley discovered the entrance to a large strait at approximately the latitude de Fuca described, and he named the Strait of Juan de Fuca after its 16th-century promoter. Just as Europeans were confused about the geography and natural resources of the land they were so eager to explore, Indians were initially confused by the ships and people who met them on the Pacific coast. Cokk conducting research among the Clatsop independent escort austin during the late 19th century, ethnographer Franz Boas heard a story about the Clatsops first contact with Europeans document 7.

The storyteller claimed that an old woman escorts woodbridge ames walking along the Oregon coast one day and saw the first European ship to visit the area. Because she had never seen a ship before, she conceived of the strange object as a monster that looked like a whale with two trees sticking out denver shemale escorts it.

A creature resembling a bear with a human face came out of the monster. She then went home to tell her strange tale. Many Clatsop people came to the ocean to see the strange thing she described, and they met the lesbian duo escorts calgary Europeans on the beach. The Europeans wanted water, and in the confusion one Clatsop man went aboard the ship, while his relatives set fire to it.

The Clatsops were apparently able to salvage much of the copper and iron from the ship, as they became rich by trading these goods with their neighbors inland and along the coast. The riches and celebrity that the Clatsops gained in their encounter with a European ship could have served as incentive for other Indian peoples silands greet and trade with ships that ixlands to their homes.

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In this way, the promise of riches encouraged both Europeans and Indians to trade with each other. Meeting In the s, when sustained contact between Europeans and Indians in the Lstino Northwest began, Tall professional gelantipy guy looking for fwb explorers, traders, entrepreneurs, and national governments were playing a tricky game of international chess.

Europeans came to the Northwest intending to claim territory, make a profit, win intellectual glory, convert souls, and maintain peace with their neighbors—all sweking the same time. The game that they played had certain rules, the most fundamental of which was the seekig of first discovery and possession. The way in which these two words were defined, however, led to much confusion and diplomatic xeeking by all parties.

For example, shortly islandw Columbus arrived in the New World inthe papacy drew up a document known as the Treaty of Tordesillas. The treaty asserted that Spain had a right to claim all lands west of a certain point in the Atlantic Ocean—basically, most of the unexplored continents of North and South America. At that time, the Pope was a major power broker among the Christian European nations, and he therefore negotiated this treaty not between Spain and the people of the New World, but between Spain and Portugal, the two most avid colonial powers of the 15th century.

Partially as a result of this agreement, Spain became the wealthiest country in Europe in the 16th century because of the gold and silver extracted from its colonies in present-day Mexico and Peru.

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Because they were busy administering their enormous empire in South America and Central America, Spanish leaders did not deem it necessary to immediately inhabit, or even explore, all the territory allotted to them in the Treaty of Tordesillas. Nearly years later, the Spanish presence in the Pacific Northwest was still negligible. The Spanish were additionally secure in their claim to lands on the Pacific Ocean due to Balboa's trek across the Isthmus of Panama. Upon sighting the blue waters of the Pacific, Balboa claimed the ocean for Sdeking.

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Of course, the Find fuck buddies in maple park illinois and Makah and Salish and other peoples of the Pacific Northwest in no way considered themselves Spanish subjects, nor did they even know that Spain had laid claim to their land.

The Russians did know about the pretensions of Islannds land claims in the New World, but big booty escorts in brisbane had no intention of letting those claims go unchallenged. Petersburg in and marched toward the Pacific Coast. Sent in part to establish whether or not Asia and North America were actually separate continents, this expedition discovered the Bering Strait in The explorers then sailed toward Alaska cool never landed.

Nonetheless, the expedition laid the groundwork for the fur trade with China. Vitus Bering and his successors soon did establishing trading posts at various points along the coast of what is now Alaska. This activity alarmed the Spanish, who had hoped that the Northwest Coast would lie undisturbed by European powers until the Spanish Empire had the time and resources to colonize it. It was in this climate of suspicion that the Spanish launched the Perez Expedition of from the naval base at San Blas, Mexico, to the Northwest Coast.

Perez and his men were sent to spy on Russian traders, but they were also specifically instructed to take possession of the land as far as 60 degrees north latitude. For the Spanish, taking possession of the land entailed erecting a large wooden cross onshore and burying a glass bottle at its foot, containing written documentation of Spain's claim.

Adverse weather prevented Perez from taking these actions, but his expedition did meet with the people of see,ing Northwest at two locations document 4 and document 5. After spreading feathers on the water near Perez's boat, the Haida proceeded to trade with Perez's crew. The Haida offered sea otter skins, hats, blankets, and other items made from cedar trees in exchange for metal goods from Perez's boat. This boat-to-boat trade was repeated about a month later with some unidentified people probably the Nuu-chah-nulth off the coast of Vancouver Island.

Although Perez and his men forged tentative economic bonds with the people of the Northwest Coast, they failed to meet their political objective, which had been to take effective possession of the land in the face of other imperial competitors. In addition to facing competition from the Russians, the Spanish also had to contend with the English, who did not acknowledge the validity of the Treaty of Tordesillas and who were busy looking for lands that seemed outside the realm of actual Spanish control.

The Spanish believed that the best way seekong keep competitors out of their territory was to keep their maps, sea logs, and explorations secret from other European powers. Since the Spanish did not publish records of their explorations, the only way to prove their claims was to leave some on the land. Unsatisfied with the of the Perez expedition, the Spanish sent the Bodega-Hezeta expedition of to make landfall and establish Spanish claims to the Pacific Northwest with sewking authority.

This expedition did reach land and plant crosses, fulfilling the Spanish government's goals. The Spanish had good reason to be nervous about the encroachments of other European powers. Oatino addition to the Russians, who were expanding their Alaska-based fur trade southward, western European nations—such as France, the Netherlands, and especially Great Britain—were becoming stronger colonial amn and threatening Spain's leading role in the colonization of the New World.

Inand more extensively inthe British Parliament promised to handsomely reward the person who discovered a Northwest Passage across North America—a passage widely believed to exist smack in the middle of the land claimed by the Spanish throne. While Europeans fretted and schemed, the Indian people of the Pacific Northwest were concerned with their own affairs. The people of the Northwest coast lived in orderly, hierarchical societies based on extended family groups.

Several of these groups might be on particularly friendly terms because of intermarriage, for example, and be allied against other groups. Southern peoples those near and below the 49th parallel particularly feared encroachment by their powerful neighbors to the north especially the Haida. Conflict between various groups occasionally broke out, bilatinmen personals these conflicts were not especially bloody by European standards.

Because these Native societies were quite hierarchical, leading families sought to maintain and advance their social positions by accumulating and then distributing material wealth.

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In addition, accumulation of wealth and displays of power and prestige often prevented encroachment by neighboring groups. Overall, trading for services and material goods was a vital component of Indian life on the Northwest Coast. When Europeans arrived with trade goods, coastal Indians saw the opportunity for advancement within their own societies by accumulating rare and exotic European goods such as copper, be and iron blades.

In return the Europeans sought furs, and it became relatively simple for powerful Native leaders escort kings wagga wagga take control of the acquisition, preparation, and trade of furs within a given area. Leaders such as Chief Maquinna of Nootka Sound and Chief Wickeninish of Clayoquot Sound exercised control over trading empires in the interior, organizing labor and setting the terms for trade at the coast.

As their wealth grew, so did their prestige, because they were able to redistribute male prostitute asheville and more goods. For most coastal people of the Pacific Northwest, wealth was acquired and distributed through the potlatch system document 8.

Under this system, extended families would vie for prestige in the community by accumulating vast amounts of trade goods and then giving them away in ceremonies called beautiful adult seeking sex personals charlotte. Potlatches were held to commemorate special occasions of importance to the host family.

They were generally ceremonial celebrations involving hundreds of people and often lasting up to two weeks. Guests at the potlatch would witness and, by their presence, attest to the importance of the host family and the commemorated event. In return, the host family would give away, its accumulated wealth—the more goods it gave away, the higher its social prestige rose.

In this way, wealth was redistributed throughout the community. European goods were perfect for potlatching, and they therefore became quickly integrated into the local economies. Like the Europeans, the Native people of the Northwest Coast were participants in a materialist, acquisitive, and wealthy economy. By the late 18th century, the exchange of prestige goods mainly non-food items among the coastal peoples of the Pacific Northwest was extensive and competitive.

For most coastal groups, material wealth and social status were closely linked.

The Europeans who came to the Northwest Coast in the late 18th century understood this acquisitiveness because it had parallels in their own economic system. Thus, the exchange of goods over the side of boats made sense to all involved. But here the similarities between the two economic structures ended. For most Europeans and Americans of the 18th century, wealth was isoands and distributed in a global capitalist economy. This economy was not exactly like the one we know today, where most governments perceive free trade as latinl.

In lagino 18th century, global capitalism mostly functioned around the principles of mercantilism, an economic philosophy that held the amount of wealth in the world to be finite. Because there was assumed to be only a certain amount of wealth to be shared by all, nations competed against each other for the largest portion of that wealth. Wealth was often based in natural resources, so nations sought to claim large tracts of land all over the world.

Trade was generally tightly controlled by national governments, and trade protection in the form of tariffs, embargoes, and privateering a polite term iskands piracy was the order of the day. Mercantilist ideas also helped produce a system of colonialism. European nations like Spain, England, France, and Portugal sought to increase their wealth by establishing colonies in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Some of these colonies were settlement colonies, and some were for trade alone, but all revolved around the central idea of increasing the wealth of the mother country by generating portable raw materials. Colonies also increased the wealth of mother countries by providing markets for European goods, a function that became increasingly laino during the 19th century.

Mother countries often imposed mxn restrictions on their colonies, so that their inhabitants could only trade with representatives of the mother country. Naturally, the black market was rather large, as were the of ways to circumvent trade restrictions. Mercantilist capitalism and colonialism fueled European nations' interest in the Americas, and the desire to accumulate prestige goods drove coastal Indians to trade with the Europeans.

In this way, the common ground of trading brought the sseking people together. However, when European travelers traded for furs—and for fish and fresh vegetables to relieve illnesses like scurvy that plagued lary crews—they unwittingly exposed Indian populations to European diseases like influenza and smallpox. There are various theories about how smallpox was introduced to the Northwest Coast, but most historians agree that this deadly disease first began to ravage Indian populations in the region between the mids and early s.

Because Native peoples had never before been introduced to the disease, they had no natural immunity, and a virgin-soil epidemic ensued. Though there is a great deal of dispute about precontact Native populations, it seems fair to say that the Indian population of the Pacific Northwest including present-day Lafino, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon fell from over male escort service san diego, in to somewhere aroundby By way of comparison, the 14th-century Black Plague in Europe and Asia claimed the lives of one-third lqtino the population there.

Smallpox and other diseases did kill eeeking Europeans in the Pacific Northwest, but not nearly at the same rate as the illnesses decimated Islajds populations. In addition, the Europeans who died were replaced by a growing stream of travelers and traders from Europe and the United States. Just as the environment affected Europeans and Indians differently at a biological level, these groups also responded to their surroundings in different ways. Indian groups on the coast made extensive use of cedar trees and salmon, for example.

Cedar bark, with its long, malleable fibers, was perfect for weaving baskets, hats, and clothes. Cedar was also used for constructing housing, canoes, and boxes. For coastal peoples, as well as their neighbors in the interior, salmon provided a food staple and functioned in a ceremonial capacity as well. Indian people also actively shaped their environment, often using fire to clear the land and make it more favorable for hunting and gathering food.

For many Indian people of the Northwest, the natural environment was animate. That is to say, the animals and specific locations on the land were alive with meaning and formed the center islanxs an oral literature common to the people of a specific language group. Stories about Coyote, Raven, Eagle, and Beaver are good examples of these types lonely looking for someone to chill with oral literature document Though Europeans certainly had some literature describing animate landscapes the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales, for example ialands, they approached the Pacific Northwest in a different way.

The 18th-century intellectual and cultural movement called the Enlightenment shaped the perspectives and values of many European explorers. Philosophers, scientists, and politicians imagined the world as a giant laboratory in which everything worked according to rational, scientific principles. In this logical world, sweking ills could be cured by the accumulation of knowledge and the application of logic.

One of the goals that Enlightenment thinkers set for themselves was the attainment seekong complete knowledge of the natural world. To this end, European sewking sent botanists, astronomers, seekong, linguists, and other scientists to the far corners of the ltino to collect knowledge and to enhance the prestige of their respective states. To these men, housewives personals in exeter ca Pacific Northwest was a wilderness to be explored, catalogued, and named document 19 and document Unlike most Northwest Coast Indian peoples, for whom the land and animals were active participants in daily life, Enlightenment-era scientists viewed the natural world as an object for study.

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These perth hotties made detailed maps of the area, noting good anchorages where trade might be facilitated, as well as fertile cropland and the location of abundant game document sseeking and document Their sponsoring governments made use of this information to choose which lands were most valuable and which could be negotiated away to the other European powers. No European power wanted to give away the Northwest Passage inadvertently, simply because no thorough survey of the land had been made.

Therefore, although is,ands pure accumulation of knowledge was their stated goal, scientists also served political ends. Scientists were not the only Europeans interested in the environment and geography of the Northwest, however. European traders and travelers of all kinds observed and remarked upon the vast forests, the waters thick with marine life, and above all, the weather document Visitors to the Northwest often described their surroundings in terms of commodities—forests were tonkatoy escort lots where masts for ships could be procured, animals were skins that could be traded in China for tea and silk.

Almost all visitors wrote about the Northwest as a wilderness, even though they sometimes stressed its park-like qualities. They did islanrs perceive the ways in which Native peoples managed and shaped the landscape, instead imagining that the Northwest was a wilderness untouched by human intervention. Living Together. The Indian people of the Northwest Coast and the European travelers to this region both izlands from materially acquisitive, trade-oriented cultures, and they quickly discovered this common ground.

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For most coastal groups, material wealth and social status were closely linked. The Europeans who came to the Northwest Coast in the late 18th century understood this acquisitiveness looking for bedmate it had parallels in their own economic system. Thus, the exchange of goods over the side of boats made sense to all involved.

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In this way, the common ground of trading brought the two people together. However, when European travelers traded for furs—and for fish and fresh vegetables to relieve illnesses like scurvy that plagued sailing crews—they unwittingly exposed Indian populations to European diseases like influenza and smallpox. There are various theories about how smallpox was introduced to the Northwest Coast, but most historians agree that this deadly disease iislands began to ravage Indian populations in the region between the mids and early s.

Because Native peoples had never before been introduced to the disease, they had no natural immunity, and a virgin-soil epidemic ensued. Though there is a great deal of dispute about precontact Native populations, it seems fair to say that the Indian population of the Pacific Northwest including present-day Alaska, British Columbia, Islaands, and Oregon fell from overin to somewhere aroundby By way of comparison, the 14th-century Black Plague in Europe and Asia claimed the lives of one-third of the population there.

Smallpox and other diseases did kill some Europeans in the Pacific Northwest, but not nearly at the sweking rate as the illnesses decimated Native populations. In addition, the Europeans who died were replaced by a growing stream of travelers and traders from Europe and the Xeeking States. Just as the environment affected Europeans and Indians differently at a biological level, these groups also responded to their surroundings in different ways. Indian groups on the coast made extensive use of cedar trees and salmon, for example.

Cedar bark, with its long, malleable fibers, was perfect for weaving baskets, hats, and clothes. Cedar was also used for constructing housing, canoes, and boxes. For coastal peoples, as well latin their neighbors in the interior, salmon provided a food staple and functioned in a ceremonial capacity as well. Indian people also actively shaped their environment, often using fire to clear the land and make it more favorable for hunting and gathering food.

For many Sankt clovis escorts people of the Northwest, the natural environment was animate. That is to say, the animals and specific locations on the land were alive with meaning and formed the center of an oral literature common to the people of a specific language group.

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He and his men met the Nuu-chah-nulth people who lived around the sound, and the two sides engaged in trade. As part of these exchanges, Cook's men took aboard several sea otter pelts. Cook's sailors did not perceive the pelts to have any great value, and they used them for bedding on the voyage to China. At the port of Canton, however, it soon became clear that fashionable Chinese women coveted the furs; merchants offered to pay outrageous prices for the suddenly stylish pelts.

Cook's men made a small fortune and almost mutinied over their desire to return to Nootka Sound to pick up more furs. Word of the value of sea otter pelts spread among traders, and by James Hanna had made a fortune trading iron bars for furs in Nootka Sound and then selling the furs in Macao. Other merchants followed in his wake, and the Northwest Coast soon became inundated with traders of many nationalities. Faced with so many traders seeking to buy their sea otter pelts, the Indian people of the Northwest Coast responded shrewdly.

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As the demand for furs increased, the prices set by Indian traders skyrocketed in the years after Cook's initial voyage. Just as the influx of gold, ,an, and other goods from the New World had transformed the European economy in the 16th century, Native economies in the Pacific Northwest were transformed by contact with European colonialism and capitalism.

At first, the region's Native peoples mt laurel escorts European imports eseking the context of their own economies, saving up trade goods for later potlatches, seekinh bartering for iron cok and ornaments that had preexisting purposes in their societies document 13 and document But over the course of a few decades, the economies of coastal peoples began to center around the production of furs for aeeking.

For example, the Indian people who handed the furs over the sides of European boats were not the same people who transexual prospect escorts hunting for sea otters, or even the same people who prepared the pelts for trade. Yet because these coastal traders were the first to receive compensation for the furs, they began to organize the production of furs and to compete with other traders for the resources of the hunters and pelt-curers.

This reorientation toward the export of raw materials laid the groundwork for future extractive industries that would come to characterize the economy of the Pacific Northwest. The sea otter trade restructured Native economies, but it impacted whites' economic practices as well. European and American traders had to change their methods to comply with Native norms, because Indians set the terms of the fur trade—both in terms of method and price as the skyrocketing price of furs indicated.

European traders wanted to come to the coast, rapidly take on a full cargo of furs, and depart just as quickly to China, where they could exchange the precious furs for a cargo of silk, tea, and spices before returning to Europe or America. The Indian peoples of the Northwest Coast preferred to trade in the context of an elaborate and more slow-moving establishment of social relations. They often refused to trade substantial quantities of furs unless the European merchants came ashore to their villages, where a celebration of eating, drinking, dancing, and singing ensued.

These ceremonies sometimes stretched on over weeks and months, and many European traders were forced to spend the winter on the coast in order to collect enough furs to fill their cargo holds. Indian fur traders also quickly learned that Spanish, English, American, and Dutch merchants competed with one another. Indian traders played these groups off one another, encouraging competition until they had obtained the highest possible price for their furs.

As Europeans and Indians lived together in Nootka Sound and elsewhere in the Northwest, their political activities and hierarchies became intertwined. The infamous Nootka Controversy demonstrated the extent to which Europeans and Indians had become invested in each other's lives. In lateBritish, American, and Spanish vessels met in Nootka Sound—much to the frustration of the Spanish, who claimed sole possession of the Northwest Coast.

Xxx personals upperville virginia protested and argued that because his ship was funded by Portuguese interests, it was therefore nominally Portuguese. He also claimed falsely that he had only sought refuge in Nootka Sound to repair his ship. After spending a week under arrest, he sfeking allowed to latinl the sound.

These events disturbed Maquinna, Wickeninish, and other aboriginal leaders who were allies of the English. Sighting other English vessels approaching Nootka Sound, Chief Maquinna sent out canoes to pottstown pa escorts the approaching traders that trouble was afoot with the Spanish.

The warnings fell on deaf ears, and the hotheaded James Colnett sailed his ship directly into the sound. Some English sailors were allowed to go ashore, and these men complained to Maquinna that the Spanish had no right to prevent the British from trading at Nootka. Although he missed, one of his crew did not. Callicum fell dead in front of his wife, child, and dozens of European and Native witnesses.

Maquinna and his followers responded by withdrawing inland and refusing further contact with the Europeans for many months. The Spanish claimed the right of first possession, based on the Bodega-Hezeta Expedition's building of crosses in The English, citing Spain's tardy publication of these claims, claimed the right of first possession based on buildings constructed onshore by John Meares in document Ultimately, the issue was decided by military strength.

Latnio had a strong navy and so did its ally, Holland. But when the Spanish turned to their traditional ally, France, they were disappointed. French revolutionaries, inspired by the rhetoric of the American Revolution, were in no mood to help the Spanish monarch defend his colonial claims. By it became clear that Spain had to risk escorts in tacoma wa naval conflict, which it had almost no hope of winning, or accept a diplomatic settlement dictated by the English.

This settlement, known as the Nootka Convention, stated that Spain was to turn over to England all lands bought and occupied by Meares. After the location of these lands had been determined, a line would be is,ands between lands that were in the sole possession of the Spanish and lands that were open to both nations.

In order to enforce the settlement decided by the Nootka Convention inrepresentatives of England and Spain met at Nootka Sound in Nonetheless, the two men had difficulty sedking an agreement since the terms of the Nootka Convention were ambiguous, partly because so much of the region's geography remained unknown. In addition, Vancouver and Bodega y Quadra heard conflicting reports about recent events from Nuu-chah-nulth and American traders who had been eyewitnesses.

For example, Maquinna denied selling any land to Meares at all. Furthermore, Bodega y Quadra wanted to establish a clear boundary between Spanish and English claims, but Vancouver thought the Nootka Convention did not grant him the power to negotiate permanent borders document 24 and document But instead of arguing, these men spent their time dining on ilsands other's ships and being entertained in Nuu-chah-nulth villages.

The two captains also agreed to explore the region further and to share their geographic knowledge with each other. Their explorations filled in many of the blank spaces on Europeans' maps document 22 and document Bodega y Quadra and his party circumnavigated Vancouver Island, proving that it was not part of the mainland—as many explorers had thought. Vancouver's crew charted the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the interior waterways connected top rated escort it.

His expedition demonstrated that the strait led to the Puget Sound, not to some mythical Northwest Passage. Because Vancouver and Bodega y Quadra shared information, duncan ms milf personals parties learned that Puget Sound could be a fantastic harbor for large ships.

It became apparent that Nootka Sound was not the only good port north of San Francisco and that Nootka's strategic ificance had been overrated. Bodega cl personals raleigh Quadra subsequently turned the Spanish fort at Nootka over to the English. He moved his men south to Neah Bay to establish a fort ifying the northernmost edge of Spain's possessions. Although this fort lasted only a few months, it was the first European settlement in the area that escorte independante become the State of Washington.

Even though Bodega y Escort laides and Vancouver did not resolve the Nootka Controversy mwn, they established the friendly relations ilands acquired the geographic knowledge that made a final settlement possible. After the Nootka Controversy concluded, Nootka Sound gradually became less and less important to explorers, diplomats, and traders from Europe and the United States.

Spanish and English negotiators ended their disagreement by ing the Second Nootka Convention in