Nusatsum Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S side of Bella Coola River between Firvale and Hagensborg, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°23'50''N, 126°22'42''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93D/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 13 March 1947 on 93/SW as an established local name.

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

Various phonetic spellings on Ref Map 12A and other early maps for Nusatsum Mountain and Nusatsum River: Nootsatsum, Noosatum, Nutsatsum, Nusatsum..... The spelling that most closely resembles pronunciation would be "Nusatsum" according to August 1946 letter from F.C. Swannell, BCLS, and R.P. Bishop, BCLS, to Surveyor-General, Ottawa. (files T.1.37 and O.1.46)

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

This is the "Mount Ararat" of an Indian legend, which told of a large canoe settling on the summit of this mountain as the waters of the great flood gradually receded.

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