As one of the first white children born in northern British Columbia, Richard Tomlinson must have had a very interesting life. He learned Nisgha’a almost before English, a certainly spoke it more often in his younger years. He spent years travelling with his family, mostly by either foot or canoe in an area that stretched from the Skeena River into Alaska.
For him, it was simply life as he knew it. For me to look back on it, it is something far different. Something I cannot imagine. I am happy that we have the information that we do about his life, I only wish we had more.