Polaris Lecture: "Three Flags at Nootka: Rising Tides of Empire"
by Kathleen McCoy |
Barry M. Gough, Professor Emeritus of History at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, will speak on Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the UAA/APU Consortium Library, room 307. Gough's talk, a part of the ongoing Polaris Lecture Series, is entitled "Three Flags at Nootka: Rising Tides of Empire." In 1789, the Spanish empire in California looked north in fear that the Russians, based in the Aleutians and in the Gulf of Alaska, would plant a base at Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island. When they got there, they found that British and American traders had reached it first.