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Clayton Mack

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Clayton Mack was born in 1910, at Nieumiamus Creek - "place of flies." He went to a residential school and worked as a logger, fisherman and a rancher before becoming a tracker and hunting guide. Descended from a long line of Bella Coola chiefs, he was a walking encyclopedia of tribal lore and wordsmanship. He spent 53 years on the BC central coast, guiding the rich and famous on trophy hunts that felled an estimated 300 grizzly bears. During this time, he also gained a reputation as one of the best storytellers in the province. He was flown to Hollywood in the sixties for a visit, where he mesmerized the California jet set with his hunting tales. In 1988, after suffering a stroke, he was moved into long-term care at the Bella Coola Hospital. He died in 1993.

Books

Book Cover Bella Coola Man: More Stories of Clayton Mack
978-1-55017-104-4 1-55017-104-6 1994 $28.95
"Mack is an exceptional story teller and lived a fabulously varied life in the rich wilderness of Canada's West Coast, yet he also represents thousands of 'ordinary' men of the bush country." -The Vancouver Province
Book Cover Bella Coola Man: More Stories of Clayton Mack
978-1-55017-286-7 1-55017-286-7 September 2002 $24.95
"Mack is an exceptional story teller and lived a fabulously varied life in the rich wilderness of Canada's West Coast, yet he also represents thousands of 'ordinary' men of the bush country." -The Vancouver Province
Book Cover Grizzlies & White Guys: The Stories of Clayton Mack
978-1-55017-140-2 1-55017-140-2 1996 $24.95
A BC Bestseller!
Book Cover Grizzlies & White Guys: The Stories of Clayton Mack
978-1-55017-089-4 1-55017-089-9 1993 $28.95
A BC Bestseller!