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By C.P. Champion THE HAIDA at the height of their power were the terror of the West Coast, seizing booty of all kinds in seaborne raids: goods, captive labour, trophy-women and -children—and bearing aloft severed heads and limbs. Their own oral history records disturbingly recurrent scenes in which they “destroyed the people, burned their town completely” and “took them also for slaves.” But in 1862 the Haida were nearly wiped out by smallpox, which arrived by ship with gold diggers from San Francisco. Few would be so churlish as to judge the Haida of today on the basis of their marauding...
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