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Heritage Churches of the Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia (ebook)

Historical Events & Architectural Elements of Church Structures

by (author) Kenneth Perry

Hancock House
Initial publish date
Oct 2019
Native American Studies, Native American, Residential
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2019
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Heritage Churches of the Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia - chronicles existing church structures that dot the Indigenous landscape across what was once, a wild frontier and a thriving fur-trading empire. A beautifully illustrated work, with over three hundred colour photographs that will take the reader into urban, rural and remote areas of our beautiful Province of British Columbia. From Captain's Vancouver's Island, and beyond to the picturesque Gulf Islands, Lower Mainland and the famed Sunshine Coast; all revealing the rich culture of the Indigenous Peoples throughout each region. Equally enchanting, is the winding trek over coastal and inland mountain passes to the semi-arid Southern Interior and the snow-capped Rocky Mountains of the Kootenay region, both in their own right boasting of great lakes and spectacular views. From this point, one sets course northward to the famous gold rush regions of the Cariboo plateau and upper reaches of the far north. This new book is very informative, historically interesting and well documented through pictures, combining local history, architectural church elements and a legacy of Indigenous carpentry skills on a grand scale. Over ninety churches reveal an evolution of building traditions spanning a period of more than one hundred and forty years. Each one of these old churches has a story to tell and a legacy to reveal. In this case, the story is about local history while brief in content and the legacy is about preserving through pictures the architectural elements of church structures. This fascinating work is indeed for all ages and cultures, a remarkable read and highly recommended for our time and the generations yet to come.

About the author

Ken was born and raised in the City of Victoria, British Columbia. At the age of eighteen, he enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1960 and was sent to Basic Training, also known as Boot Camp for five months at Hamilton Gault Barracks in Edmonton, Alberta. After his graduation he was subsequently posted to Work Point Barracks in Esquimalt near Victoria on Vancouver Island. On August 10th, 1963, Ken married a beautiful young lady from Vancouver, B.C.; eight weeks later Ken was deployed to Germany for three years under NATO Operations of Exceptional Circumstances as an Infantry Reconnaissance Team Leader. During his tour of duty there, he became a Black Belt Judo Instructor and participated in many Judo Tournaments that took him and his fellow team-mates to numerous military bases in West Germany, France, and england. Soon after Ken’s return to Canada in 1967 he was Honourably Released from the Armed Forces. Five weeks later he was hired on with a Canadian National and International Heavy Equipment Company; after 41 years of service with this firm he retired. Ken is a father of one son and one daughter, and a Grandfather of five wonderful Grand Children.

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