BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Caribou Hide
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StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Not official.
Relative Location: E side Spatsizi Plateau, just NW of Metsantan Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 57°27'00''N, 127°33'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 94E/5
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 94E
94E/5
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Origin Notes and History:

Cariboo Hide (settlement) adopted 25 November 1944 on 94/SW, as labelled on BC maps 1A and 1H, both 1933 (file F.1.44); "Caribou Hide (settlement) not Metsantan (settlement)" confirmed 17 January 1952 on 94 E. Name rescinded 15 June 1982.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"...(Caribou Hide)...is the white man's name for Metsantan, now also used by the Indians." (P.M. Monckton, BCLS, 1933) "Locality is now deserted - no inhabitants, and the roofs are caving in on the few buildings remaining. (K. Bridge, BCLS, 1969)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"....Tommy Walker in his book, 'Spatsizi', notes 'other Indians referred to the Sekanis as the Caribou Hide people, which accounts for the name of Caribou Hide...the site of their first settlement'."
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997
The Sekani name for this place is Wadzih Zùs, meaning "Caribou Hide (village)" (Guzagi K'úgé, published by Kaska Tribal Council, Watson Lake, 1997).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office