The Hidden Journals is both a personal and historical journey as Wade Baker & Mary Tasi sought to find the true story of Captain Vancouver. Through the oral history of elders in Maui and Vancouver, and original source archival research, the two authors have collaborated on a story that will change your thinking about the era of contact. They found that the last 100 years of mainstream historical interpretations of those times in relation to the indigenous people is a myth. By reading the truth of the history, and by spreading this across the continent, it will encourage other research by families and communities who have oral knowledge of their untold histories. These are the missing pieces that give back the beauty, the honour, the high level navigational skills shared with the early explorers, and the complexity of the thinking at the time.
On October 14, 2015, Mary & Wade donated copies of the books to North and West Vancouver High Schools. A big thank you to the sponsors: Neptune Bulk Terminals, Port Metro Vancouver, Lonsdale Event Rentals, Ethical Kitchen and Kostas Seafood. Here are a few pictures of the event and the donation: