BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Tzatsisnukomi
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
First Nation Village
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Not official.
Relative Location: W side Dead Point on Harbledown Island, N side Johnstone Strait, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°36'00''N, 126°35'40''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.: 92L/10
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Origin Notes and History:

Translation: "eelgrass in front". This village has also been called New Vancouver. The site is within the traditional territories of the Mamalilikulla. In 1891 the Tenaktak and Awaetlala moved from Qalogwis and began to build houses on what is now IR 5. There is some confusion as to whether the location was purchased from the Mamalilikulla, or whether the move was simply made at their invitation.
Source: Museum at Campbell River (spring 2001)
Published references to this site (including maps): Boas, Franz, "Geographical Names of the Kwakiutl Indians" Columbia University Contributions to Anthropology 20, New York, 1934 (map 11/41); and Galois, Robert, "Kwakwaka'wakw Settlements, 1775 - 1920: A geographical analysis and Gazeteer" UBC Press, Vancouver, 1994 (maps Ma 27 and Te 10).
Source: Museum at Campbell River (spring 2001)