Squaw Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status: Lookup the official name
Relative Location: Flows N across BC-Yukon boundary into Tatshenshini River, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 60°00'00''N, 137°07'00''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 114P/14

Origin Notes and History:

Squaw Creek adopted 4 November 1953 on Geological Survey of Canada sheet 115A, Yukon Territory, as labelled on 1932 map by geologist J.T. Mandy, BC Mines Department. About half the 5-mile length is in British Columbia. Name rescinded 8 December 2000. Dollis Creek adopted in this location 15 January 2008, being the established name for the downstream (Yukon) portion of this creek.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"In 1927 Paddy Duncan of Champagne and Klusku found gold [in] this stream and named it Squaw Creek. In 1936 he was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. The creek had been called Dollis Creek by miners around 1898 but had been long abandoned when Duncan renamed it." (Robert Coutts, Yukon Places and Names, Gray's Publishing Ltd, Sidney, 1980); "...the name is Dollis Creek in the Yukon..." (January 2001 letter from Superintendent, Kluane National Park, file T.3.54)

Source: included with note

Mouth in Yukon at 60º 02' - 137º 09' 53" on 115 A/3; headwaters in British Columbia at 59º 58' - 137º 01' on 114 P/14.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa