Stewart, British Columbia

Stewart, British Columbia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Stewart is a small town, incorporated as a district municipality at the head of the Portland Canal in northwestern British Columbia, Canada.In 2006, its population was about 496.The Nisga'a, who lived around the Nass River, called the head of Portland Canal Skam-A-Kounst, meaning "safe house" or "strong house," probably because it served them as a retreat from the harassment of the Haida and Tlingit from the outer coast.They travelled in the area seasonally to pick berries and hunt birds. It and the rest of the Portland Canal had been the domain of the Tsetsaut people, also called the Skam-a-Kounst Indians, or Jits'aawit in Nisga'a, an Athapaskan people who became decimated by war and disease and were driven out of the Stewart area by either Haida or Nisga'a in 1856-57. The area around the Portland Canal was explored in 1896 by Captain D.D. Gaillard of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (after whom the Gaillard Cut in the Panama Canal was later named). Two years after Gaillard's visit, the first prospectors and settlers arrived. Among them was D. J. Raine, for whom a creek and a mountain in the area are named. The Stewart brothers arrived in 1902. In 1905, Robert M. Sshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • String Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136122146
  • 9786136122144