Metlakatla
    
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Prince Rupert, BC (Nearby: Metlakatla, Dodge Cove, Georgetown Mills, Port Edward, Lax Kw'alaams)

  • Metlakatla

417 2 Ave W
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
V8J 3T0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • Metlakatla - In October 1857 there arrived among the Tsimshian Indians a lay missionary, William Duncan, despatched from England by the Church Missionary Society.
  • In 1862, determined to isolate his converts from heathenism, Duncan resolved to found a new, Christian settlement.
  • Thus, on May 27th he arrived by canoe with some fifty Indians at Metlakatla harbour the name Metlakatla being a Tsimshian Indian word meaning 'a passage connecting two bodies of salt water.'
  • Duncan was a good but eccentric and very strong-willed man. Through his personal ascendancy over the Indians, he created a model community at Metlakatla.
  • On the other hand, he quarrelled with his fellow missionaries and with his bishop. He refused to let his Indian converts receive Holy Communion fearing that they would confuse partaking of the body of Christ with the cannibal dancer's biting spectators.
  • . In 1887, having received an ultimatum from the Church Missionary Society, he defied both it and Bishop Ridley and, moving with over 800 of his Indians, founded New Metlakatla in Alaska.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Tsook Lake, 2km
  • Mount Comblain, 6km
  • Mission Mountain, 6km
  • Salt Lake, 5km
  • Mount Hays, 9km
  • Mount Morse, 10km
  • Mount Oldfield, 10km
  • Georgetown Lake, 16km
  • Oliver Lake, 12km
  • Sharp Peak, 15km
  • Leading Peak, 19km
  • Basil Lump, 19km
  • Shawatlan Lake, 13km
  • Mount Griffin, 22km
  • Mount Ben, 22km
  • Mount Stewart, 16km
  • Alwyn Lake, 18km
  • Porpoise Lake, 18km
  • Mount McDonald, 20km
  • Mount McGrath, 23km
  • Neaxtoalk Lake, 27km
  • Mahlon Lake, 17km
  • Woodworth Lake, 17km
  • Bannock Lake, 18km
  • Taylor Lake, 20km
  • Colonel Johnston Lake, 22km
  • Bremner Lake, 27km
  • Gilroy Lake, 21km
  • Mount Stephens, 28km
  • Sarah Lake, 26km
  • Mount McNeil, 30km
  • Diana Lake, 25km
  • Prudhomme Lake, 23km
  • Louise Lake, 21km
  • Peck Lake, 26km
  • Fortune Lake, 25km
  • Kergin Lake, 23km
  • Macmillan Lake, 27km
  • Union Lake, 36km
  • Balagno Lake, 25km
  • Dudoward Lake, 24km
  • Little Union Lake, 37km
  • Bill Lake, 25km
  • Rainbow Lake, 27km
  • Entry Peak, 43km
  • Elizabeth Peak, 37km
  • Marion Lake, 26km
  • Egeria Mountain, 46km
  • Carlisle Lake, 34km
  • Ensheshese Lake, 36km