I’ve been researching Bella Coola, and I’ve come across some really great reads about the area. So, of course, a list!
Birchwater, Sage. Chilcotin Chronicles: Stories of Adventure and Intrigue from British Columbia’s Central Interior. Halfmoon Bay, BC: Caitlin Press, 2017.
Brower, Barry. “84 Years in Bella Coola: A Conversation with George Draney.” In Raincoast Chronicles 11: Forgotten Villages of the BC Coast, edited by Howard White, 56-60. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 1987.
Brown, Justine. “Northern Lights.” In All Possible Worlds: Utopian Experiments in British Columbia, 23-34. Vancouver, BC: New Star Books, 1995.
Edwards, Isabel. Ruffles on My Longjohns. North Vancouver, BC: Hancock House Publishing, 1980.
Faa, Eric. Norwegians in the Northwest: Settlement in British Columbia, 1858-1918. Victoria, BC: Runestad, 1995.
Fish, Gordon. Dreams of Freedom: Bella Coola, Cape Scott, Sointula. Sound Heritage Series. Victoria, BC: Sound and Moving Image Division, Provincial Archives of British Columbia, 1982.
Foltz, Carolyn. Voyagers of the Chilcotin. Winnipeg: Hignell Printing, 1996.
French, Diana. The Road Runs West: A Century Along the Bella Coola/Chilcotin Road. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 1994.
Gould, Ed. Ralph Edwards of Lonesome Lake. Saanichton, BC: Hancock House Publishing, 1979.
Granander, Hans & Michael Wigle. Bella Coola: Life in the Heart of the Coast Mountains. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2004.
Green, Marcy (Olsen). “An Immigrant’s Journey: The Olsen Family.” The Vancouver Sun, April 29, 2008. http://www.vancouversun.com/news/bc-150/featured-articles/norway+bella+coola+1909/897449/story.html.
Iglauer, Edith. “Bella Coola.” In Raincoast Chronicles 12: Stories and History of the BC Coast, edited by Howard White, 23-28. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 1990.
Kopas, Cliff. Bella Coola. Vancouver: Mitchell Press, 1970.
Kopas, Cliff. “Norse Canadians.” Macleans, April 15, 1935.
Kopas, Cliff. Packhorses to the Pacific. Sidney, BC: Gray’s Publishing, 1976.
Kopas, Leslie. Bella Coola Country. Vancouver: Illahee Publishing, 2003.
Kopas, Leslie. “Growing up in Bella Coola.” In Raincoast Chronicles First Five: Stories and History of the BC Coast, edited By Howard White, 170-175. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 1976.
Mack, Clayton. Bella Coola Man: More Stories of Clayton Mack. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 1994.
Mack, Clayton. Grizzlies & White Guys: The Stories of Clayton Mack. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 1993.
Mackenzie, Alexander. Alexander Mackenzie in Bella Coola July 12-27, 1793 (Excerpts from his Journal). Bella Coola: Bella Coola Valley Museum, [n.d.].
Olsen, Hank. Bella Coola Lady and That’s No Maybe. Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing, 2003.
Scott, Andrew. “New Fjordland: The Norwegian Colonies of Hagensborg and Quatsino.” In The Promise of Paradise: Utopian Communities in British Columbia, 2nd ed., 29-55. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2017.
Solhjell, Peter. Spuds Among the Stumps: Norwegian Immigrant Settlement Photos Bella Coola 1896-1897. Hagensborg: Sollys Publishing, 2008.
Stangoe, Irene. “Freedom Road.” In Looking Back at the Cariboo-Chilcotin with Irene Stangoe, 127-130. Surrey, BC: Heritage House Publishing, 1997.
Tepper, Leslie H., ed. The Bella Coola Valley: Harlan I. Smith’s Fieldwork Photographs, 1920-1924. Mercury Series. Hull, QC: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1991.
Wild, Paula. One River, Two Cultures: A History of the Bella Coola Valley. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2004.