Nahwitti (region and features)
Geographical locations that bear the Nahwitti name appear mostly toward the northern end of Vancouver Island. The name Nahwitti refers to the Nahwitti First Nation, which comprise three distinct peoples: the Tlatlasikwala, Nakumgilisala, and Yutlinuk.1
Several despatches make reference to variant spellings of Nahwhitti, but one, Newitty, is used often, especially in despatches concerning the murder of three British deserters near Fort Rupert.
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 416-17.
Mentions of this place in the documents
Places in this document

Fort Rupert, or T'sakis

Vancouver Island

The Colonial Despatches Team. Nahwitti (region and features). The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/nahwitti.html.

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