About the Book
1803, Nootka Sound: The Boston, the best equipped trading vessel ever to sail the North West, has come to trade. But a petty quarrel explodes into terrible violence and the entire crew is massacred--all save two men, John R. Jewitt and John Thompson. Using Jewitt’s own memoirs as well as ethnographic research and oral traditions, Into a Savage Land tells the true story of their survival. It also tells the story of one man's coming to terms with a strange and extraordinary culture.