Taleomey River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows W. into South Bentinck Arm, SW. of Stuie, Range 3, Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°01'36''N, 126°40'58''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93D/2
Related Maps: 92M/16
93D/1
93D/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 March 1947 on 93/SW, as established on BC Provincial Map 2E, 1924, and in 1930 Gazetteer of Canada.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Taleomey is a modification of the name of the Talhyumuc ( or Talyumc) people, a subgroup of the Nuxalk First Nation, who once inhabited S Bentinck Arm. They knew the arm as Ats’aaxlh and had a large winter village, called Talyu, at the river’s mouth. Substantial log-booming grounds are located nearby. The narrows take their name from the river, as do the Taleomey Glacier and Tower.

Source: Scott, Andrew; "The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names"; Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, 2009.