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Musqueam: Land Beneath Our Feet: Maps

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"Like all maps, it is a rendition - a best attempt at reflecting a current reality, recognizing that 'the map is not the territory.'"
- dictum attributed to Alfred Korzybski

Finding Maps

UBC Library's cartographic collections include maps, atlases, and gazetteers, focused primarily on Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, and British Columbia. The Xwi7xwa Library holds materials related to Indigenous maps and mapping.

For general information on finding maps at UBC, check out the Maps & Atlases research guide.

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  • Musqueam
  • Coast Salish
  • Aboriginal Vancouver
  • Traditional use
  • Mapping
  • Land title

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