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Lighthall, W D

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(1857-1954) Canadian politician, lawyer and author, of whose several novels The Master of Life: A Romance of the Five Nations and of Prehistoric Montreal (1908) is of some sf interest for its argument that the historical sixteenth-century (or earlier) creation of the Five Nations – a grouping of Native American cultures, also known as the Iroquois League – was inspired by an earlier nation-forming culture now so obscure that it constitutes a Lost Race. [JC]

William Douw Lighthall

born Hamilton, Canada West [now Ontario]: 27 December 1857

died Montreal, Quebec: 3 August 1954



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