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Captain James Cook meeting Nootka leaders at Nootka Sound, 1778

Caption: Captain James Cook meeting Nootka leaders at Nootka Sound, 1778

Captain James Cook (1728-1779) is shown meeting Nootka leader Muquinna (died 1798) at Nootka Sound on what is now Vancouver Island, in 1778, during his explorations of Canada’s northwest coast.