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Mathias Chief Joseph Capilano

 (19th/20th Century)
Mathias (Chief) Joseph Capilano was active/lived in Canada.  Mathias Chief Capilano is known for Wood carving.

Biography   Mathias (Chief) Joseph Capilano


After the death of Chief Láwa, in 1895, Joe Capilano became chief of the Squamish Nation and a leading political activist on First Nations issues.  In 1906, Capilano, Cowichan Chief Charley Isipaymilt, and Secwepemc Chief Basil David led a delegation to voice their concerns for native land claims.  The men traveled to Ottawa, where they met Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and then on to London, England to meet King Edward VII.

“The petition expressing their grievances was not presented directly to the monarch but had to be sent through diplomatic channels.  It asserted that aboriginal title to the land had never been extinguished, that settlers had moved onto the land without its owners’ approval, that appeals to   ...  Displaying 750 of 1450 characters.

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