Akasik 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 of junction of Stein River & Earl Creek in Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park, W of Lytton, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°14'17''N, 121°45'44''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92I/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey map, Ashcroft, 408A (file A.1.36); application altered 16 January 1958 on 92 I/SW, to the position as labelled on Geological Survey sheet 557, Kamloops, 1895, and on BC Lands' map 2B, 1914, and on Dominion Sectional sheet 61, Lytton, 1917 (file L.1.57).

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

Spelled "A-kas-ik' Mtn" on Geological Survey map 557, Kamloops, 1895, by G.M. Dawson.

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

This peak is related in Indian lore to Skihist Mtn; Skihist means "jump" or "leap", so-named because in mythological times a giant jumped (back and forth ?) from the top of Skihist Mountain to Akasik Mountain. (James Teit, Spences Bridge, 1917) Written M9?kip in modern traditional texts.

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