Further Reading

Most of these books are in our library on MV Atlas (and some are out of print) but if you are determined you can find them in bookstores, public libraries or online. If you have time to learn a little about Haida Gwaii before you visit, your trip will be even better.

Gwaii Haanas/Haida Gwaii

Islands at the Edge. Islands Protection Society, Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1984.

Haida Gwaii: Journeys through the Queen Charlotte Islands. Ian Gill, Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 1997.

Haida Gwaii: The Queen Charlotte Islands. Dennis Horwood, Vancouver: Heritage House Publishing Co., 2000.

Paradise Won: the Struggle for South Moresby. Elizabeth May, Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Inc., 1990.

The Golden Spruce: A true story of myth, madness and greed. John Valliant, Toronto: A.A. Knopf Canada, 2005.

The Queen Charlotte Islands, Volume 1: 1774-1966. K.E. Dalzell, Queen Charlotte: Bill Ellis Books, 1968.

The Queen Charlotte Islands, Volume 2: Places and Names. K.E. Dalzell, Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 1973.

To the Charlottes: George Dawson’s 1878 Survey of the Queen Charlotte Islands. D. Cole and Bradley Lockner (eds.). Vancouver: UBC Press, 1993.

Haida Culture

All What We Say is Ours: Guujaaw and the Reawakening of the Haida Nation. Ian Gill, Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2009.

Chiefs of the Sea and Sky: Haida Heritage Sites of the Queen Charlotte Islands. G.F. MacDonald, Washington: UBC Press, 1989.

Contributions to the Ethnology of the Haida. John R Swanton (collected by), Franz Boas (ed.). New York: AMS Press, 1975 (reprinted with permission by the Council of the Haida Nation in 2004).

During My Time: Florence Edenshaw Davidson, a Haida Woman. Margaret B Blackman, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1982.

Food Plants of Coastal First People. Nancy Turner, (Handbook Royal BC Museum). Vancouver: UBC Press, 1995 .

Gina ‘Waadluxan Tluu: The Everything Canoe. Kwiahwah Jones and Heather Ramsay eds., Skidegate: Haida Gwaii Museum Press. 2010.

Haida Gwaii: Human History and Environment from the Time of Loon to the Time of the Iron People. Daryl Fedje, and Rolf W. Mathewes (eds.) Vancouver: UBC Press, 2005.

Haida Monumental Art: Villages of the Queen Charlotte Islands. G.F. MacDonald, Washington: UBC Press, 1994.

Ninstints, Haida World Heritage Site. G.F. MacDonald, Museum Note No. 12. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1983.

Plants of Haida Gwaii. Nancy Turner, Winlaw: Sono NIS Press, 2004.

Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art. D. Augaitis, L. Bell, N. Collison, V. Collison, R. Davidson, J. Gijssen, Guujaaw, M. Jones, P. MacNair, B. Reid, I. Rorick, M.N. Yahgulanaas, D. Yeomans. S. Steedman (ed). Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, Douglas & McIntyre, 2006.

Skidegate Haida Myths & Histories. John R. Swanton, (collected by) J. Enrico (trans. & ed.).

Skidegate: Queen Charlotte Islands Museum, 1995. Contributions to the ethnology of the Haida. New York: AMS Press, 1975.

That which makes us Haida. Jusquan Amanda Bedard and Jisgang, Nika Collison (curators), S.Steedman and Jisgang, N. Collison (eds.). Skidegate: Haida Gwaii Museum Press, 2011.

The Black Canoe: Bill Reid and the Spirit of Haida Gwaii. Robert Bringhurst, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1991.

The Knowledge and Usage of Marine Invertebrates by the Skidegate Haida People of the Queen Charlotte Islands. D. Ellis and S. Wilson, Skidegate: Queen Charlotte Islands Museum, 1981.

The Raven Steals the Light. Bill Reid and Robert Bringhurst, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996.

Those Born at Koona: The Totem Poles of the Haida Village Skedans. John Smyly and Carolyn Saanichton: Hancock House Publishers, 1973.

Totem Poles: an illustrated guide. Marjorie Halpin, Vancouver: UBC Press, 1981 Guidebooks – Haida Gwaii & Gwaii Haanas

Natural History

Natural History: A Guide to the Marine Mammals of Alaska. Kate Wynne. 3rd edition. Fairbanks: Alaska Sea Grant College Program, 2007.

Exploring the Seashore in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon: a guide to shorebirds and intertidal plants and animals. G. Snively. West Vancouver: G. Soules Book Publishers, 2003.

Killer Whales: the natural history and genealogy of Orcinus orca in British Columbia and Washington State. J. Ford, G. Ellis and K. Balcomb. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1994.

Life in the Pacific Ocean. Richard Cannings, Sydney Cannings and Marja de Jong Westman. Greystone, 1999.

Pacific Reef and Shore: A Photo Guide to Northwest Marine Life. Rick M. Harbo. Harbour Publishing, 2003.

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. J. Pojar and Mackinnon. Edmonton: Lone Pine, 2004.

Seashore Life of the Northern Pacific Coast: an illustrated guide to northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Eugene Kozloff. N. Seattle: University of Washington, 1993.

Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest. Rick M. Harbo. Harbour Publishing, 1997.

Small Birds Cling to Bare Branches: Nesting Songbirds of Haida Gwaii. Margo Hearne. Masset: M. Hearne, 2006.

The Ancient Murrelet – A Natural History in the Queen Charlotte Islands. A. Gaston. London: T &AD Poyser, 1992.

Transients: Mammal-hunting Killer Whales of British Columbia, Washington and South-east Alaska. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1999.

Trees and Shrubs of the Queen Charlotte Islands, An Illustrated Guide. Sheila Douglas. Queen Charlotte: Islands Ecological Research, 1991.