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Maquilla Peak  British Columbia   #1415
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Insular Mountains / Vancouver Island Ranges / Sutton Range

Height: 1815 m -> 5955 feet
Prominence?: 685 m  
Line Parent?: Sutton Peak (10.9 km away, at bearing 137 degrees)
Greater Parent: Sutton Peak (11.0 km away)

Location:   50.11235,-126.33960     50:06:44, -126:20:23   9U 690206 5554512 (32 km NE of Tahsis). NTS Mapsheet: 092.L.01   AreaCode: FM06/BD13
First Ascent: 1931 AJ Campbell survey party.
Maquilla Peak from Mount Cain Parking area
Attractive alpine peak at the NW edge of the Sutton Range and very visible looking south from the Mt Cain ski hill.

Name Notes: Maquilla was the famous Nootka chief described in John R. Jewitts "White Slaves of the Nootka". On March 22, 1803, in Nootka Sound, the ship "Boston" was attacked by the natives, and 25 of the 27 crew were massacred. John Jewitt was one of the people spared, but was kept as a slave for 2 years. Jewitt was a blacksmith, and was favored by Maquilla because of his knowledge. While in captivity, he learned to speak the language, and kept detailed accounts of the activities. The book is unusual "first person" documentation of the needless killings and raids that went on among the Nootka people. Eventually Maquilla was killed while attacking one of the other tribes.

Note that the peak is called Maquilla Peak

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10 Maquilla Peak from Mount Cain Parking area Justin Lynch
5 Maquilla Peak John Robertson