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By Freeman M. Tovell

Capitán de Navío Juan Francisco de l. a. Bodega y Quadra was once an important Spanish naval officer at the Northwest Coast within the eighteenth century. Serving from 1774 to 1794, he participated within the look for the Northwest Passage and, with George Vancouver, endeavoured to forge a diplomatic answer to the Nootka Sound controversy among Spain and Britain. Freeman Tovell’s thorough and nuanced examine offers this officer as a key determine within the historical past of the zone. Bodega's accomplishments position him within the corporation of Bering, prepare dinner, Vancouver, l. a. Pérouse, and Malaspina – those that complicated a greater figuring out of the geography, ethnography, and usual historical past of the area.

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