Karlukwees

Feature Type:Former First Nation Village - A place formerly inhabited by First Nations' people, with no current population or that is usually uninhabited.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SW side of Turnour Island, between Johnstone and Queen Charlotte Straits, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°34'45''N, 126°29'54''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/9

Origin Notes and History:

Karlukwees (Indian Village) adopted 4 September 1947 on C.3584. Form of name changed to Karlukwees (Locality) 29 November 1984. Form of name changed to Karlukwees (abandoned locality) 6 March 1992 in BC records, as identified in Sailing Directions and as confirmed by Forest Service, Port McNeill. Approved by Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, 4 October 2001 on 92L/9. This feature is now identified as a "former Indian Village" in BC records and on BC maps.

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

Qalogwis, meaning "bent beach". The name has also been written kalugwis and Karlukwees.

Source: Museum at Campbell River (spring 2001)

This old village site was formerly occupied by the Kwakiutl, who relocated to Vancouver Island sometime in the mid-1800's. About 1850 the Tlawitsis moved here from Klaoitsis (Dawson 1887:65). IR #1 Karlukwees was allotted in 1886. There were 21 houses in 1914 (Galois 1994: 184-185). Qalogwis figures prominently in a number of Kwakwaka'wakw tales including one explaining the origins of the Winter Ceremonies and another describing the origin of tides at Qalogwis.

Source: Museum at Campbell River (spring 2001)