WHITE SLAVES OF MAGUINNA. John R. Jewitt's Narrative of Capture and Confinement at Nootka . Life with the Nootka. On March 22, 1803, the day Boston decided to set sail. The Nootka came to trade and decided to attack.
John R. Jewitt's Narrative of Capture and Confinement at Nootka
Thompson pretended to be John’s father to spare his life and try escaping but the Indian man had stopped so they give up and John goes to present Thompson to Maquinna so they don’t get killed.
The weapon called the cheetoolth or war club.
Made from whale bones: daggers; bows and arrows; and a kind of spear pointed with bone or copper.
It’s a good weapon but its meant to intimidate adversaries and take them as slaves rather than to kill them.