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A Captivity of Nearly Three Years Among the Savages of Nootka Sound

Gelesen von Sue Anderson

(4,533 Sterne; 121 Bewertungen)

John Jewitt (1783-1821), a blacksmith by trade, spent the years 1803-1806 as a slave among the Nuu-chah-nulth people of Nootka Sound, off the Pacific Coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, after the trading vessel on which he served as armorer was attacked and its crew murdered by the native tribal chief Maquinna. Maquinna spared Jewitt's life on condition that the Jewitt would be his slave, would repair his muskets and make daggers, knives, and fishing gear for him. Jewitt's memoir is a considered a major source of information about the customs of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
- Summary by Sue Anderson (5 hr 40 min)

Chapters

A Blacksmith by Trade

15:48

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As Armorer on the Ship "Boston"

13:42

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Crew Murdered by King Maquinna

18:50

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One Man Found Alive in the Hold

19:57

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The Ship Burns; Starts a Journal

21:19

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The Village of Nootka

21:55

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Cooking, Dress, and Decoration

19:58

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Canoes, Songs, Slavery

16:55

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Neighboring Tribes

21:12

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Winter Quarters

19:57

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Ceremonial Tests of Fortitude

20:35

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Haunted by the Ghosts of Murdered Sailors

21:51

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Nootka Goes to War

23:22

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Jewitt Forced to Marry and Adopt Native Dress

21:54

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Jewitt Rejects His Native Wife

18:20

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Rescue!

33:11

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Home to Boston via Macau and Canton

11:29

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Bewertungen

an interesting journal

(4,5 Sterne)

An look into a culture and time period from the perspective of a sailor trying to stay alive. It is exciting at times but on the whole more of a descriptive nature and written at the level one would expect from a young man keeping a journal. It’s worth a listen.

interesting. I enjoyed it.

(3 Sterne)

We went to China.... but not talking about that this time around. Did he have son? food is eaten in oil... :)

Wonderful and entertaining account

(5 Sterne)

A rare and detailed story of an early interaction between the natives of Vancouver Island and British traders.

excellent and accurate

(5 Sterne)

well read story about an indigenous tribe and the slavery of a European sailor with high industrial intelligence.

(5 Sterne)

Absolutely amazing story with a deep insight into the culture and customs of an indigenous people.

(5 Sterne)

One of those stories that they couldn’t fit into the normal history class. Well done 👍

Great story, short ending

(4,5 Sterne)

Though the ending is held very short, highly interesting and well read.

(4 Sterne)

well written. a real eye opening history of another time and place. well read