Alexis Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SE. into Chilcotin River, SW. of Stum Lake, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°04'50''N, 123°18'20''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93B/3
Related Maps: 93B/3
93B/4
93B/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 30 June 1911 by the Geographic Board of Canada.

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

Named after Alexis Belanger, Hudson's Bay Company interpreter. (notation on BC name card)

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

After Chief Alexis, a leader of the Chilcotin Indians. After the Chilcotin Massacre of 1864, Governor Seymour led a force into his territory. He described his meeting with Alexis thus: "....Chief Alexis and his men came on at the best pace of their horses, holding their muskets over their heads to show they came in peace. Having ascertained which was the Governor, he threw himself from his horse and at once approached me. He was dressed in a French uniform, such as one sees in pictures of Montcalm".

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.

Headwaters at 52 15 - 123 31.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa