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(1882-1942) Canadian poet and author who served in World War One. His Lost Race tale, The Kingdom of the Sun: A Romance of the Far West Coast (1927), which is set in the sixteenth century, describes the Haida tribe of Native Americans, relicts of an advanced civilization whose population – ethnically superior to the Native Americans surrounding it – is blond and blue-eyed, and whose culture is similar to that of the Aztecs, and consequently to that of ancient Egypt. [JC]
Alexander Maitland Stephen
born between Paisley and Hanover, Ontario: 1882
died Vancouver, British Columbia: 1 July 1942
- The Kingdom of the Sun: A Romance of the Far West Coast (London: J M Dent, 1927) [hb/uncredited]
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