plate 26

After John Webber

A View of the Habitations in Nootka Sound.


In this view from the water looking toward a protective palisade situated on a bluff above the high water mark, an English launch is shown coming ashore on the right-hand side of the illustration. Natives are waiting on the beach and two dugout canoes are being launched. The racks are for drying salmon. In the distance under the tall fir trees there appears to be a row of native clan houses. This engraving was made from an illustration by John Webber while aboard the HMS Resolution, which was undergoing repairs in Nootka Sound in the winter 1777–1778.