Monday, March 26, 2018

Victoria: "It would be a mere waste of energy to send Missionaries to that part of the Island"

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03/26/2018 16:14 EDT

The B.C. government apologized for the executions in 1993.

Huffington Post:
OTTAWA — For generations of Tsilhqot'in youth, the first story they learn is of the historic betrayal by the British colonial government that led to the hanging of six of the nation's leaders, says Chief Joe Alphonse.

Now, more than 150 years after the so-called Chilcotin War, that historic wrong has at last been made right, Alphonse said Monday after the federal government apologized in a "statement of exoneration" for the Tsilhqot'in war chiefs who were wrongfully convicted and killed for defending their homeland, their people and their way of life.  Snip  ....... Geordon Omand     Canadian Press
Meanwhile back in British Columbia there are these one sided historical colonial despatches to be rewritten to be inclusive of other's perspective, and we don't mean the missionaries: 

The colonial dispatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871  

Random snippet
It would be a mere waste of energy to send Missionaries to that part of the Island, as without powerful support, there is not the remotest chance, that the cause of religion would be promoted by their presence; while their office would be derided their persons insulted, and their lives exposed to continual danger. 


I am
Yours faithfully
A. Burdett Coutts


 ..... We don't yet have specific details about the First Nations groups, but you can use the index to find them in the documents. You can browse alphabetical lists of all the items from here:

Decolonizing the Despatches
by Skye Lacroix and Lisa Schnitzler


First Nations groups mentioned in the documents

This is an index of terms found in the dispatches on this site. The references are transcribed from the historical letters as they appear in the originals. 
Found: 2426

the Indians (aka the Natives)

26th June 1858.

I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith, for the information of Secretary Sir. E. Bulwer Lytton, a copy of a Letter from Captain Prevost of H.M. Ship Satellite, dated at Vancouver's Island, 7th May 1858, respecting the discovery of Gold on Frazer's and Thompson's Rivers, near to the 51st parallel of North Latitude in North America.

The Newspaper and specimen of the Gold Dust referred to in Captain Prevost's Letter are also enclosed.
I am, Sir,

Your most obedient humble Servant.
H. Corry
Herman Merivale, Esq
Colonial Office




Lytton, British Columbia, was not named after the First Nations of the area


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