Nootka Sound
Nootka Sound lies just off the west coast of Vancouver Island, just south of Nootka Island. Nootka Sound is part of the traditional and current homes of the Nuu-chah-nulth-aht, or people all along the mountains and sea,2 whose language Captain Cook mistook and anglicized upon his famous visit to the area in 1778.2
Cook was the first European to explore the sound specifically; initially, he called it “King George's Sound”, but upon later inquiry as to the local name, Cook somehow confused the Nuu-chah-nulth words for “go around” (“nootka-a”) as the location name.3
Yuquot, or Friendly Cove, a place famed politicially and culturally, looks out to Nootka Sound from the southern shore of Nootka Island.
Mentions of this place in the documents
People in this document

Cook, James

Places in this document

Friendly Cove, or Yuquot

Nootka Island

Vancouver Island

The Colonial Despatches Team. Nootka Sound. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/nootka_sound.html.

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