- July 18, 1774 The Juan Perez' visit to Queen Charlotte Islands and later to Nootka Sound.
- July 14, 1775 The Bodega y Quadra expedition, slaughtered in the surf at the hands of the Quinault.
- March 30, 1778, The James Cook expedition receives a warm welcome at Nootka sound.
- First hand accounts of this fateful day, from the journals of Captain Cook and his crew.
- The 1790's, the maritime fur trading years.
- Ship based fur trade, the Indians had the upper hand.
- March 20, 1799, William Sturges spends a night in a Haida village .
- May 5th, 1799, The capture and the execution of a Tsimshian Chief.
- The amazing first hand account, of the capture of the Tsimshian Chief Scotseye, and his turnover to the rival Kaigani chief, followed by his dramatic public execution.
- 1828, From F.P. Wrangle's report, its finally safe to travel among the Tlingit.
- The 1830's, a struggle to establish a fur trading fort.