Hikums

Feature Type:First Nation Village - A village or community inhabited primarily by members of the same First Nation.
Status: Lookup the official name
Relative Location: On Hopetown IR 10A, S side Watson Island, N of Broughton Island, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°55'30''N, 126°49'15''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92L/15

Origin Notes and History:

Translation: "facing outwards". The name has also been written Hegams, Hakina. This is a place of origin and village of the Gwawaenuk.

Source: Museum at Campbell River (spring 2001)

This is probably the village visited by Captain Vancouver on August 1, 1792. After the Bella Bella raided Nimmo Bay in the 1860's, the Gwawaenuk relocated to Gwayasdums although they continued to use Hikums as a salmon fishing station. Sometime around 1904 the Gwayasdums moved back to Hikums.

Source: Museum at Campbell River (spring 2001)