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ASBC: March lecture: The Spanish Presence in the Pacific Northwest: Manuel Quimper's 1790 Exploration of the Strait of Juan de Fuca
Tuesday March 21st at 7:30 PM until 9 PM
University of Victoria (Cornett Building, B135)
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
In association with the Anthropology Department of UVic
The Spanish Presence in the Pacific Northwest:
Manuel Quimper's 1790 Exploration of the Strait of Juan de Fuca
Dr. Pablo Restrepo-Gautier
Tuesday, March 21st , 7:30
Cornett B135, UVic Campus, Victoria
On May 20th, 1790, Lieutenant Francisco de Eliza gave Sub-Lieutenant Manuel Quimper orders to explore the Strait of Juan de Fuca. With Gonzalo López de Haro, Quimper set sail from the Spanish settlement, Santa Cruz de Nutka, on May 31st of the same year, leaving the strait for Monterrey on August 16th. Quimper and Haro explored and mapped the strait and took possession of several sites on behalf of the Spanish Crown. This talk will provide a brief survey of the Spanish presence in the Pacific Northwest, will outline how Quimper’s expedition was carried out and will explain how acts of possession were performed.
Bio: Dr. Pablo Restrepo-Gautier is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies. He specializes on 17th-century Spanish drama and textual criticism. Since 2105, Dr. Restrepo-Gautier has been researching the manuscripts of the 18th-century Spanish exploration of the Pacific Northwest.
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